A loan of $500 helped to purchase sugar, cooking fat, rice and crates of soda.


Sofiah's story

Sofiah is a 27-year-old married lady with three children, aged 12, 8 and 2. She has been operating a retail shop for three years, selling foodstuffs and other household items. She is glad to be associated with Faulu Kenya, a Kiva partner, because she is able to access loans and save money on a weekly basis.

She previously took out a loan of 20,000 Kenyan shillings (KES), which she used to improve her business. She was able to pay the loan without any challenge; hence, she has been allowed to take out another loan of 40,000 KES. She will use the loan to purchase sugar, cooking fat, rice and crates of soda. She hopes to expand her shop into a wholesale business in five years.



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