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Total loan: $200


Nyahururu, Nyandarua County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy fruits and vegetables to start a new grocery store.

Susan's story

Susan has four children and lives in Nyahururu, a town whose surroundings have vast agricultural potential with numerous small farms and also vast agricultural enterprises. She practices mixed dairy and crop farming.

Filled with determination to better her family's conditions while not being deterred by her age, Susan wants to start a new business in her village. She identified a business opportunity in her area and can assemble the resources necessary to set up that business. As she was selling milk in her local market, she realized that there was no grocery in her region and wants to open one. Susan has looked for good suppliers, and she requested a loan, which she will use to buy fruits and vegetables.

Susan is skilled in business and has good customer service skills; these abilities will enable her to excel in her business. She is confident of future profits. With the new business, she will now be able to pay for her children's tuition fees and give them a decent life. She is very full of expectations and hopes for this loan, now that she has repaid all her previous loans.