PCAT developed a partnership with The Little Sisters of Francis in 2015. The Sisters live and work in the Kasarani district of Nairobi providing services and support for the people living in Kasarani, Gitwamba and Mwiki slums, most of whom are unemployed with little income.
The Sisters work with a number of different local self-help groups, as well as running a project for street children and providing support and services for the victims of violence and rape and HIV/AIDS patients.
Projects have focused on working with women’s groups to help them diversify their incomes through small-scale projects and by providing a loan fund for women who wish to set up their own businesses. The loan fund is managed by the Little Sisters and charges a low interest rate well below commercial rates. Loan repayments will be recycled for new applicants to the loan fund.