Total loan: $625


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Susan's story

I was born in Nyandarua District. My father passed away in 1996. My mum is alive. She is a farmer, she takes care of 4 grandchildren, two of which are orphans. I am the 5th born in a family of 10 children. I started selling 2nd hand clothes in 1995 when I was still at home in Nyandarua. After 2 years I left home and rented a house in Nyandarua town because of transport cost. I expanded my business and sold even more clothes. In 1998 I bought a plot in Nyahururu and I settled in my plot. In the year 2000 I moved to Eldoret and I ventured into selling new clothes and shoes. The business flourished and I became a wholesaler. This enabled me to buy a plot in Eldoret. Unfortunately, in 2007 because of post election violence, my stock was burnt down and I went back to Nyandarua. I returned to Eldoret in 2010 after things had cooled down. I took a loan of Ksh 30000 from Equity Bank that enabled me to start over again. I cleared the loan in 6 months. I am back in business again. I buy my products from Uganda and Nairobi I currently sell new clothes shoes, handbags, curtains, carpets, fabric material and kangas It is my plan to purchase a parcel of land for Estate, and build a big house. All I want is to give my family a better life. I got my son in 1990 he has so far finished secondary school. He currently does casual jobs in Nairobi.