A loan of $250 helped cooking oil and baking flour.


Maurine's story

Maurine A. N. is a married lady with one child aged 3 years. Her business is located at Manyatta, a busy market in Kisumu. Kisumu is in Nyanza province and borders western Kenya. The region is well-known for production of tilapia and omena fish from Lake Victoria.

She sells such food items as omena fish gotten from Lake Victoria. Other times, she makes doughnuts, which she sells to the local people. She has been in this kind of business for three years now. She says that this business is profitable and the major challenge she has is lack of enough funds. However, she works very hard to keep her business doing well.

She is using her loan of 20,000 Kenyan shillings to buy cooking oil and baking flour to expand her business. She hopes to have a mini-bakery in the future. She describes herself as hardworking and determined.


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