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A loan of $875 helped to purchase products including pawpaws, pineapples, watermelons, potatoes, onions, carrots, bananas, oranges, pumpkins, green peas, and cabbages.


Samuel's story

Samuel, a 50 year-old father of four, has requested a loan of Kes. 70,000 to purchase products including pawpaws, pineapples, watermelons, potatoes, onions, carrots, bananas, oranges, pumpkins, green peas, and cabbages. He operates a grocery store in a good location in Nairobi with a steady flow of customers. He describes himself as hardworking, polite, and humble and plans to buy a piece of land in the future. He also hopes to open other outlets in other areas of the town in five years time.



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