A loan of $1,000 helped business expansion.


Carolyne's story

Carolyne is a 40-year-old entrepreneur. She lives with her husband and six of his children in Kisumu, Kenya. Carolyne runs a handicraft business with her husband that they initiated in 1990. The business is situated along a busy road often used by tourists. She uses locally available papyrus reeds that are found along the lake to make baskets, traditional seatts (selling prices ranges between US $55.55 to US $ 285.70) , caps and brooms used by the locals.

Her business has done quite well due to the added advantage of access to loan funds; she has combined the additional money with hard work and perseverance in order to increase her stock of items for sale and build a successful income-generating activity. Carolyne is proud of her accomplishments and now requires US $ 1000 to further expand her business.



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