Funded

Total loan: $700
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Bessy

Kenya
Kisumu, Kenya / Clothing Sales

A loan of $700 helped continue purchasing new clothes and also try to buy stock of used clothes for re-sale.


Bessy's story

Bessy A. is a 25-year-old entrepreneur and mother of two school-aged children. She and her husband live in Kisumu, Kenya. Her husband works as a security guard in Kisumu town.

Bessy began her current business of selling new clothes in the year 2005. She specializes in both children’s and women’s clothing such as skirts, dresses, and casual and formal tops. She periodically travels to Kampala, Uganda, where she is able to purchase a good variety at wholesale prices.

The prime location of her business on a busy street, and her two years of experience and her friendly interaction with customers has enabled her to establish a good clientele base. Her customers return to her shop for her wide selection or to make requests for certain styles.

Bessy plans to expand her business with her loan of US $700. She will invest part of the loan in a trial stock of second-hand clothes and also continue to purchase new ready-made clothes for re-sale.



Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: January 5, 2008
Facilitated by Field Partner: K-Met Savings and Credit Cooperative Ltd

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Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: January 5, 2008
Facilitated by Field Partner: K-Met Savings and Credit Cooperative Ltd