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Walter

Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy wheat flour, sugar, margarine, baking powder, yeast, oil, and other supplies for his bakery.


Walter's story

Walter is 45 years old, married, and blessed with five children. He operates a small bakery and also works as a farmer. Walter has been in this business for the past 10 years. His wife looks after the farm and generates financial support. Walter currently earns 40,000 KES per month from his bakery business. This is his second loan.

Walter is borrowing 100,000 KES in order to buy wheat flour, sugar, margarine, baking powder, yeast, oil, and other supplies that are used at his bakery. His business has greatly improved since his first loan. He was able to meet the demands of his customers, which made his business more profitable. He anticipates this loan will improve his business even more.

Walter will use the anticipated profits from his business to repay the loan and cover his children’s school fees. His future hopes and dreams include having a bigger bakery and improving financially.