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Total loan: $375
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Ali

Kenya
Matumaini, Kenya / Cosmetics Sales

A loan of $375 helped to start a cosmetic shop.


Ali's story

M. is a married woman with four children, all adults. Her husband is a businessman and he supports his family financially. She has been operating her food stall for over ten years, selling samosa (fried or baked triangular-shaped pastry shells) filled with spicy potatoes and peas. She sells in a shop and from home to her neighbors and passersby.

With the 30,000 KES loan she wants to start another business, selling cosmetics.

M. faces the challenges of high transport costs and seasonality. She hopes to have a wholesale shop in the future. She owns a house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and electricity.



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: June 23, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Yehu Microfinance Trust

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: June 23, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Yehu Microfinance Trust