A loan of $700 helped purchase stock of ready-made clothes and also buy new patterns and materials.


Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth D. is a 52-year-old widow who supports four children in her household. She specializes in making women’s dresses and men’s shirts. Elizabeth is well-known for her dressmaking skills in the community, and this has attracted old and new customers. She constantly updates her materials to keep with the current fashions, offers a wide selection of patterns, and maintains a good stock to meet her customers’ demands. Her hard work, years of experience, and well-established client base ensure that her business will continue to succeed. Elizabeth plans to expand her business to include sale of new fast-moving ready-made clothes. She plans to use half of her next loan of US $700 to purchase a stock of ready-made clothes and also to invest part of it in buying new patterns and materials.



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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