A loan of $150 helped to purchase cosmetics supplies.


Beatrice Aseyo's story

Beatrice Aseyo K. is a 27-year-old married mother of two children. She sells maize and cosmetics, purchased from Busia, and sold in Nyamasaria slum. Beatrice’s challenges in business are allowing too many customers to have credit. She does not like collecting debt. Her hope for the future is to have a larger business. In her free-time, Beatrice likes to watch videos and have a few drinks. She hopes to use the loan for selling more goods out of her house.

In this video, you can hear me greet Beatrice saying "Idhi Nade", which is Luo for "How are you?" Beatrice responds, "Adhi maber," meaning "very good." Most people living in Kisumu descend from the Luo tribe, the same tribe as Obama's father. At the end, you will hear me fluctuate between Kiswahili and Luo saying "Asante Sana" in Kiswahili, meaning "thank you" and "Erokamano", which in Luo means "thank you." The voices you hear in the background are people coming for a weekly K-MET borrower meeting. To see what one looks like, check out the first video in this blog post.

K-MET, the NGO distributing the loan, is unique in that it is not a traditional MFI. Rather, it is a development corporation focused on raising health standards in Kenya. You can read more about K-MET’s work here.



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