Die berühmte Fotokünstlerin und Professorin Katharina Mayer hat mit ihren Studenten und Studentinnen Mikrokreditnehmerinnen besucht und fotografisch porträtiert. Entstanden sind feinfühlige Einzel- und Gruppenporträts.
Das Porträt von Rosemary, der ersten Kreditnehmerin dieses Projektes stellt sie als Benefizkunst dem Projekt zur Verfügung. Die Serie hat eine Auflage von 50 Stück ist handsigniert und kann zu einem Vorzugspreis bis 01.07.2018 von 85,00 Euro pro Print zuzüglich Versandkosten von 3,00 Euro erworben werden.
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Eine Edition von Katharina Mayer zugunsten des Mikrokreditprojektes von vision:teilen.
Seit 2013 unterstützt die Düsseldorfer Organisation vision:teilen e.V. Frauengruppen in Kenia durch die Vergabe von Mikrokrediten. Dabei steht nicht der Gewinn im Vordergrund, sondern der nachhaltige Gedanke zur Selbsthilfe von Frauen und Frauengruppen. Die zurückgezahlten Kredite verbleiben im Land und werden neuen Frauengruppen in Kenia als Kredit zur Verfügung gestellt. Begonnen wurde diese Art der Förderung bereits 1997 durch den Passionisten-Priester Fr. Leo-nard Okuku mit einer Dame namens Rosemary. 2015, während einer Studienprojektreise zu den Mikro kreditnehmerinnen dieses Projektes, hat die Künstlerin und Professorin Katharina Mayer unter anderem auch eine Porträtserie von Rosemary erstellt. Ein Motiv aus dieser Serie stellt sie dem Projekt zur Verfügung. Der Erlös daraus, kommt dem Mikrokreditprojekt von vision:teilen zugute.
Father Leonard Okuku, der Begründer des Mikrokreditprogramms in Kenia, schrieb 2009 Folgendes zum Beginn dieses Projektes und über Rosemary:
„... The overall objective of our Gataka Microcredit project is to help the under privileged women, single mothers and few men who are recommended by women. The project targets those with some simple knowledge in business management in order to build their knowledge and to give them some loan to expand their business. The project is majorly for women though we have few responsible men who are to be vetted by women first before they can be admitted. We target women because they are trustworthy, faithful and easy to deal with. Women are hard working and have a sense of self sacrifice for the good of their family. We have realized that to help a woman is to help the whole family. Gataka Microcredit project was initiated in 1997 with only five women. This is how I initiated the project. I identified one trustworthy woman who for a long time had been dwelling in Gataka slums. This woman, Rosemary by name, was singled out because of her hard work and commitment in business. Her husband passed away in early 1980‘s yet through her small scale businesses she struggled hard and she was able to educate her children. Rosemary was gifted in business but what she lacked was capital to expand her business and also the family financial demands did not allow her business to expand.
I approached Rosemary and asked her if she can find out four other business women who could be trusted with a loan for business and who could be able to pay back the loan with a little interest. After one month Rosemary brought these four other women and together I started training them how the project works. Af-ter two weeks of simple training I entrusted each woman with a loan of Ksh. 10,000 equivalent of 100 Euro each. Each month they were refunding Ksh. 2,200 and after five months they were able to pay back the loan with an interest of 10%. After they completed repaying their loans, the five were given a second loan, each was given Ksh. 20,000 (equivalent of 200 Euro) to expand their business. Also among these five women, each woman was asked to go look for four more women already doing some small business whom they could trust with a loan. After some time they brought in 20 new women. This new group of women was formed by the first group who brought them but also myself I gave them the formation on how the project works. After their formation, these 20 new women who were brought by the five women were divided into four groups, each group with a leader from among the first five who were the first to join. Then of these 20 women we then gave each a loan of Ksh. 10,000 for a start and they too completed refunding the loan after 5 months with a 10% profit. While the first five who received a second loan of Ksh. 20,000 we had their loan repayment spread within a period of 10 months and therefore were to repay Ksh. 2,200 each month and this they successfully pay with a profit of 10%. ...“