Total loan: $725


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Kakuma, Turkana County, Kenya / Food

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Yassin's story

Yassin is a refugee entrepreneur from Congo who owns and runs a retail food store business at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. He arrived in Kenya in 2012 and started the business to provide himself with a stable means of livelihood. Yassin is also a certified WFP (World Food Program) food vendor for the refugees within the camp.

The business has grown steadily over the years and continues to build itself a strong base of loyal customers with its good reputation. It is located in a strategic location and fetches a good number of both regular refugee and host community clients . The store accommodates two employees, who help in its running.

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

He is requesting a loan in order to increase his working capital to add food stock for the store. The financing will enable Yassin continue to serve the community with more consumption options, while at the same time allowing him the opportunity grow his business.