A loan of $600 helped increase her stock of groceries, pay rent for a bigger space, and augment her business with cereal (grain) sales.


Uni's story

Uni A. is a 27-year-old entrepreneur who lives in Kisumu, Kenya. She is a widow with one child. Her business was doing quite well until about a year ago when her husband died and she became the sole income earner in her household. The rent and upkeep of her shop became too costly, so Uni decided to scale down and move to this tiny kiosk pictured here.

Her hard work, determination, and perseverance have led Uni to her success. She manages her stall during the day and sells second-hand clothes to her well-established clientele in the evenings. Her profits pay the household expenses as well as school fees for her child.

Uni plans to use the funds from her loan of US $600 to move to a bigger space She will invest part of the loan in buying cereals (grains) to supplement her current business, increase her stock of groceries, and save the remaining amount for emergencies.



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