A loan of $275 helped more charcoal, maize, and beans to sell.


Teresa's story

Teresa sells charcoal and chocoties (a mixture of beans and maize) every day in the Manyatta neighborhood of Kisumu. She used to sell in the Oile Market closer to town, but the post-election violence at the end of 2007 forced her to move her business. She wants to grow her business and provide a good education for her five children. She says that she wants to give her children something that she never had—the chance to learn in school.

For Teresa, life is still very challenging. Her husband is a boda boda driver (bicycle taxi) and makes very little money. She says that after household expenses, there is very little left to put back into the business. She would like to take her loan and buy more charcoal, maize, and beans. With a little boost, her business can help provide the income her family needs.



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