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Total loan: $1,850

Hassan

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Kakuma, Turkana County, Kenya / Food

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


Hassan's story

Hassan is a refugee of Somali descent living at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. More than that, he is a father of six, a husband and a skilled and experienced entrepreneur who owns and runs a retail grocery store at the camp.

His business is strategically and conveniently located to serve both his fellow refugees and the host community with quality and affordable grocery and food items. He is also a certified WFP food merchant for the refugees.

Hassan and his family fled the violence in his native home as a result of political instabilities in 2004 and after resettling at the camp, he started the grocery store business in 2014 as a means of provision for his large family. He has become well-known within the camp and the business has gained a good reputation and continues to amass a strong base of loyal customers. The store additionally provides a means of livelihood to three employees who help in its running.

Hassan actively underwent AEC’s business training program focused on financial management and increasing sales. He was able to apply the skills acquired from the training in running the business which now boasts improved cashflows and efficiency.

He is now looking to getting a loan in order to increase his working capital to enable him purchase additional grocery and food items stock for the store. This will enable him continue providing the community with more consumption options, and at the same time, allow him continue providing a better life for his family.