A loan of $700 helped open a new tailoring shop and buy more machines and an additional stock of dressmaking materials.


Bernard's story

Bernard A. is a 46-year-old entrepreneur who lives with his family in Nyalenda, one of the slums in Kisumu, Kenya. He is the very hardworking and industrious proprietor of a dressmaking business which he initiated in 1989. He specializes in making women's dresses and school uniforms. The location of his shop coupled with many years of doing good business within the community has earned him a good reputation and a wide customer base. With access to the KMET/KIVA loan he will be able to expand his business. He intends to open a new tailoring shop and buy more machines and an additional stock of dressmaking materials with the US $700 he has applied for.



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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