A loan of $4,100 helped a member to purchase more timber to make wooden chairs and windows to sell.

Migyera Development Group B's story

Forty-year-old Leo says being steadfast in his belief that he would make headway in his carpentry business was his watershed moment. The happily married father of six says having that courage of conviction set him off in many ways. He believed in his own worth and also had a sense of diligence. This was key as he embarked upon his entrepreneurial venture 10 years ago, having undergone apprentice carpentry training before he even thought about establishing the business. This is a far cry from the story of most carpenters in Kihihi who acquire skills on the job.

Leo primarily makes wooden chairs and windows, earning a weekly profit of shillings 140,000. He also does some small scale farming. With this Kiva loan, Leo says he is going to purchase more timber to make more wooden products to sell.

In this group: Leo, Ivan, Levi, Varisto, Emmanuel, January, Edison, Milton, Emmanuel, Ezra, Gauada, Winnie, Amon, Cleofas, Tereza

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