A loan of $75 helped expand restaurant business.

Augustine's story

Augustine started his business in 2002. After his primary education, he was unable to continue with secondary education due to lack of school fees. Thus he opted to start out in business.

At first, Augustine was a cereal seller.Though the business was good, there was stiff competition and he decided to open up a little restaurant when he saw there was an unmet demand. He used the money he had saved from his cereal business as capital and his little restaurant is doing well. His customers are mainly market people so during market days he is quite busy.

Augustine's little restaurant is right at the market centre so his customers have easy access to his services. Through his business, he has been able to offer employment opportunities to two youths who work hand-in-hand with him. He has been an inspiration to the youth in his community and has been able to support his parents and his sibling. He has also been able to purchase cattle and develop his farm.

Augustine is not yet married. With the loan of $75 from PEMCI, he wishes to increase on his stock of foodstuffs for his little restaurant.

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