With five kids to care for and a husband, Grace Kyuzu, was always busy taking care of her family, but felt she could do more to make life easier and more fulfilling.
“I wanted to become a brick maker because most people in Kiomboi and other villages use bricks to build their homes and businesses,” said Grace.
So, in 2008, Grace started the World Encounter microloan program and put her first loan towards purchasing fire wood and hiring labor to deliver the wood to her work site.
“One can’t make bricks without fire,” explained Grace, “I start by forming mud into rectangular blocks and setting them in the sun to dry. Once dry, I take the blocks and stack them together, but I leave a space in the center and fill it with fire wood. I seal the blocks with mud and then light the fire wood to bake the bricks.”