A loan of $500 helped add stock to her clothing business.


Rose's story

Rose O. is a 65-year old mother of three living children (she has lost four children due to HIV-related illness). Rose and her husband live in one of slums in Kisumu, Kenya. She has taken out and successfully repaid three previous microfinance loans from KMET. Rose began selling clothes door-to-door in 1995 and has since expanded her business. She used the funds from her first loan to open her own store and currently rents the shop (pictured) where she sells second-hand clothes. She also employs one person to help her run the shop and meet customer demands. Rose is also a community-health worker trained in home-based care by KMET in 2002. She is well-known within her community for her health-care work. Rose is requesting a loan of $500 to purchase more second-hand clothes for her shop.



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