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A loan of $225 helped to purchase leather.


Peter Mathea's story

Peter Mathea is 50 years old, married, and has four children. He has been making and repairing shoes for the last 21 years. He sells the shoes he makes to new and frequent customers. His business faces challenges having to do with labor and materials. Peter wants a loan of KES 20,000 to buy leather and employ one person. He describes himself as honest and experienced.


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