A loan of $500 helped expand her business.

Patricia's story

Patricia (seated serving client) is 48 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and five children in Kisumu, Kenya. She began her salon business in 1984. Besides her salon, Patricia sells ready-made clothes, shoes, purses, ties and other clothing items. The location of her shop and her many years of doing good business within the community have gained her a good reputation and a wide customer base. Her business has done quite well due to the added advantage of access to loan funds; she has combined the additional money with hard work and perseverance in order to increase her stock and build a successful income-generating business. Patricia is proud of her accomplishments and that she is now able to contribute to paying household expenses. She requires US $500 to further expand her businesses.

Disclaimer: Due to recent events in Kenya, the security situation in many communities remains unsettled, affecting many local businesses. Lenders to this entrepreneur should be aware that this loan may represent a higher default risk, and should be willing to accept this additional risk in making their loan.

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