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A loan of $725 helped to purchase bread to resell.


Ismail's story

Ismail is 25 years old and single. He operates as a bread supplier and sells his goods at wholesale. He has worked in this business for five years. His primary customers are community members and retail shop operators.

Ismail is requesting a loan for 60,000 KES, which he will use to purchase bread to resell. He describes his greatest business challenge to be credit defaulters. His highest monthly expenses are food, hospital bills, and clothing. He rents a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Ismail aspires to expand and have a permanent business premise in the future. He joined Yehu to access capital.



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