We now sell Mandazi across four counties and have about 80 men and women in each county. This grew from an original grant to four ladies in Limuru.
Since the advent of the T.G.I.F. days (see separate listing) the mandazi/chapati groups have been growing fast. Each TGIF day is staffed by a new group of women, trained and overseen by a core group of Mama B trainers. Each day generates a big profit and that profit is split between the trainees. They then use this to start their own businesses – making and selling chapatis in the morning and mandazi in the evening. Each group has an average of seven women and currently there are a little over 40 groups in Dandora, Kebagare, Mathare and Huruma.
UPDATE Sept 2015
We now have about 450 women in Nairobi, 100 in Watamu and 20 in Ganze. They add other 'snack' foods as the weather changes or sometimes do one thing during the day and another at night. In Watamu they sell boiled maize and along the coast githeri and boiled sweet potato and yam are very popular.