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Total loan: $100


Vihiga, Vihiga, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy fruits and vegetables for her new grocery store so that, as a resilient woman, she can offer support to her three children.

Rinah's story

Rinah is the mother of three children living in Vihiga, a land of seemingly never ending beauty. She is one of the most hardworking women in Kenya. Rinah works very hard to give her family a comfortable life. Her main sources of livelihood include crops and dairy milk. She also recently opened a grocery store that will help her to generate more income for her family.

Rinah is requesting this loan to buy fruits and vegetables for her grocery business. She will use her market knowledge to fix a good market price for her products. The additional profits she earns will be saved for the education of her three children and used for loan repayment. Rinah will also help other farmers in her place of residence since she will create a good market for their commodities. Employment will therefore be created in this village. This can only come true if you extend your good will to her. Kindly lend to this industrious woman today!