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Total loan: $475


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Matuu, Machakos County, Kenya / Food

Alex's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy more meat for selling in the butcher shop.

Alex's story

Alex, 33, is happily married and blessed with a child who is four years old. His supportive wife is a primary school teacher and he runs a butchery to earn a living for his family.

Besides being the breadwinner in his family he has had to shoulder a greater responsibility as his wife, being a teacher, has been forced to stay at home as schools close due to the effects of the pandemic. However strong-willed Alex has continued to soldier on without despair with the loving support of his wife.

His dream is to continue expanding his business and he hopes to do so in the future by adding a cafe to ensure that his business continues to remain stable and provides for his family comfortably.

To reach there he is kindly requesting a loan that will enable him to buy more goat meat for selling, which is widely loved but expensive to stock, especially when he has competing needs. But with the added stock Alex will be able to continue with his business and pay back his loan using the profits he makes as he continues providing for his family.