A loan of $675 helped to buy more vegetables to sell.


Irene Apiyo's story

Irene lives in the town of Rongo in western Kenya. Her business supplies vegetables to local schools which they use to prepare meals for the children. She started selling to schools only at the beginning of this year, and has already experienced tremendous growth. She wants to take her loan so that she is equipped to meet the demands of the schools. During the dry season, Irene’s own farm produces less, and she is forced to buy more from wholesalers. Rather than let her business suffer during this time, she wants to be able to continue being the supplier of choice for the schools. Irene is raising her three children and is also taking care of three orphaned children. She says that the most important lesson to teach the young ones is to be skilled in different areas since versatility is so valuable in today’s changing world.



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