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A loan of $625 helped to buy clothes for resale.


Irene's story

Irene is 41 years old and the mother of one child.

She sells clothes to earn a living. She has been in the business for four years and has employed one person. She describes her business environment as favorable because there is limited competition. To earn extra income, she does goat farming.

Since she joined Faulu Kenya, she has been able to improve her living standards and hopes to expand her business in the future. She has applied for a loan of 50,000 KES to buy clothes to sell.



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