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Total loan: $200

Kamal

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Kakuma 4, Turkana County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to increase working capital for the purchase of additional inventory of grocery and food items.


Kamal's story

Kamal is a young refugee of Sudanese descent living at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. He is also a skilled and experienced entrepreneur who owns and runs a small grocery shop and restaurant business at the camp. His business is strategically and conveniently located to serve both his fellow refugees and the host community with grocery and food items at an affordable price.

Kamal fled the violence in his native home as a result of political instabilities in 2014, and after resettling at the camp he saw the need to start the business in 2017 to provide him with a stable means of livelihood. Kamal has become well-known within the camp over the past few years, and the business has gained a good reputation as it continues to grow steadily.

Kamal actively underwent AEC’s business training program focused on financial management and increasing sales. He was able to successfully apply all the skills acquired from the training in running the business which now boasts improved cashflow and efficiency. He is requesting a loan in order to increase his working capital for the purchase of additional inventory of grocery and food items for the business. This will allow him to continue providing the community with more consumption options, while also granting him the opportunity to further grow his business.