A loan of $275 helped to purchase more used tires for his art-and-craft business and diversify to farming.

Jacob Omeno's story

Jacob Omeno is 37 years old and married to Everlyne, who is 31 and a salon operator by profession. They have a daughter, 9, and two sons, age 6 and 3 respectively. Jacob makes sandals, brake pads and bicycle rubber fittings from used tires. The sandals are popular in the neighborhood due to their durability. He has been in this business for the last 19 years.

This is Jacob's second loan from KADET, a Kiva partner, and he intends to use it to purchase more stock of used tires.

Jacob aspires to purchase land and develop a commercial building where he can operate his shoe-making business.

About KADET:

The Kenya Agency for the Development of Enterprise and Technology (KADET) is dedicated to economically empowering its clients by providing financial services to improve the living conditions of micro-entrepreneurs and their children across Kenya. KADET is the micro-finance subsidiary of World Vision Kenya. Obtain more information on KADET from the website: www.kadet.co.ke

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