In 2018 Rona introduced Rona Savings and Loaning micro-financing program to empower rural widows on their way towards a dignified independent life. At Rona we believe that in order to help marginalized women we cannot stop at socio-cultural support, and our interventions must go beyond rights. Economic empowerment is required to turn around the life of a widow, to lift them out of poverty. We administer micro-financing either through our established Rona Widow Groups all over Siaya County or to individuals in Nairobi’s Kibera slum through our Inua Mjane project.
Rona funds over 50 widow groups ranging from 20 USD to 250 USD, disbursing a sum of total of 2,000USD.Through this program a total of about 3000 widows were impacted in 2019.