Who we help

Our members are farmers, hairdressers, cafe owners, clothes sellers, car washers, market traders and countless trades in between. Some are located in towns, most are found in rural areas and many of them are women. Few members had a safe place to save or borrow money until Five Talents arrived. Now they are growing their business or saving for their child's education in one of our savings schemes. 

Meet some of the members your donations are helping by clicking on the photos below.

Geoffrey , Kenya: Although Geoffrey is single and has no children of his own, following his graduation from Veterinary College in 2010, he found himself supporting his parents financially.  Click here to find out more.

Geoffrey, Kenya: Although Geoffrey is single and has no children of his own, following his graduation from Veterinary College in 2010, he found himself supporting his parents financially. Click here to find out more.

Katito , Tanzania: "It was a bit hard for me to join MBF as all know that the Maasai are not business people by nature."  Click here to find out more.

Katito, Tanzania: "It was a bit hard for me to join MBF as all know that the Maasai are not business people by nature." Click here to find out more.

Ismael , Uganda: In the streets of Kampala, charcoal provides more than just light. For Ismael, it's a way of life.  Click here to find out more.

Ismael, Uganda: In the streets of Kampala, charcoal provides more than just light. For Ismael, it's a way of life. Click here to find out more.

Jane,  Kenya: One of our longest-term clients, Jane has built her thriving business from nothing.  Click here to find out more.

Jane, Kenya: One of our longest-term clients, Jane has built her thriving business from nothing. Click here to find out more.

Hamida , Tanzania: Following the tragic death of her husband, Hamida had to find a way of supporting her children.  Click here to find out more.

Hamida, Tanzania: Following the tragic death of her husband, Hamida had to find a way of supporting her children. Click here to find out more.

Elizabeth , Tanzania: "“Before I joined MBF group I suffered from a shortage of capital, [I was] out of stock and was about to close the business."  Click here to find out mor e.

Elizabeth, Tanzania: "“Before I joined MBF group I suffered from a shortage of capital, [I was] out of stock and was about to close the business." Click here to find out more.

Rebecca , Uganda: She has been a market seller for a year, now she may expand her business.  Click here to read more .

Rebecca, Uganda: She has been a market seller for a year, now she may expand her business. Click here to read more.

Samson , Kenya: He may have started small, but Samson has big dreams.  Click here to find out more.

Samson, Kenya: He may have started small, but Samson has big dreams. Click here to find out more.

John , Uganda: A prominent rice farmer with big ambitions.  Click here to find out more.

John, Uganda: A prominent rice farmer with big ambitions. Click here to find out more.

Eiber , Bolivia: He is a shoemaker and father providing for his family.  Click here to read more.

Eiber, Bolivia: He is a shoemaker and father providing for his family. Click here to read more.

Angelina , South Sudan: She is rebuilding her life after war and conflict.  Click here to read more.

Angelina, South Sudan: She is rebuilding her life after war and conflict. Click here to read more.

Rosa , Bolivia: She is following her dream with help from Five Talents.  Click here to read more.

Rosa, Bolivia: She is following her dream with help from Five Talents. Click here to read more.

 

 

Samuel Mburu (famously known as ‘Snow’ in his neighbourhood) is a well-known and well-liked photographer and egg-supplier in Kairi village, Kenya.

Read his story here.

Samuel,  Kenya: The story of how to turn a hobby into a blossoming business...

Samuel, Kenya: The story of how to turn a hobby into a blossoming business...