Using this money as his initial capital, James constructed a small stall on an undeveloped piece of land that he had purchased earlier. During this time, many residents in the neighborhood encouraged James to open the butchery quickly, since the only other butchery operator used to cheat his clients by selling less meat, since he purposely used faulty scales. Some of the customers also suspected that they were eating un-inspected meat, which during this time may have included donkey meat and some wild game, which is illegal in Kenya.
Due to James' honesty and friendly nature, many customers flock to his butchery, where he sells high quality meat. Apart from that, the area where his business is located is highly industrial, hence many company workers flock to his butchery to have some "nyama choma", "mbuzi choma" or "kuku choma", (these are traditional Kenyan delicacies of roasted beef, roasted goat meat and chicken respectively) together with ugali (a thick paste made from corn flour) and chips (potato fries), which James introduced some eight months ago upon the request of his customers.
Due to the increased number of customers, James intends to expand his business so as to satisfy his customers’ demand for beef, chicken and fish. James is kindly requesting a loan of US$ 1,200). Given this loan, James will be able to purchase a deepfreeze for storage purposes, a chips warmer, and chairs and tables, which will help him to cope with the increasing demand for quality meat. He promises to provide his loyal customers with better services. The repayment period for his loan will be 10 months.
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