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A loan of $525 helped to add stock of timber.

Michael's story

Michael is a 42-year-old married man, and has four school-going children. He operates a carpentry business in Nairobi, Kenya. He has been operating this business for four years, and he says that the business environment is favorable. He has three employees, and he sells his wares to his neighbors. He is a member of the Sunshine self-help group, whose members have guaranteed him a loan of Kes. 40,000 from Faulu Kenya. He plans to add stock of timber for furniture manufacturing with the loan money. He describes himself as being hardworking and faithful.

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