A loan of $800 helped purchase stock of drugs for her pharmacy and also expand her butchery business.


Jane's story

Jane O. is a 46-year-old community health worker (CHW). She lives in Kisumu, Kenya, with her husband and seven children (3 sons and 4 daughters). In the year 1988 she started her butchery business. In 2002 she was then trained by KMET in home-based HIV/AIDS care. Through hard work and perseverance aided by four previous KMET/ KIVA microfinance loans, Jane has managed to expand her business and build a successful community pharmacy. Her reputation and friendly approach to her clients and customers has earned her respect in the community. Jane requires an additional US $800 in order to further expand her pharmacy and butchery business.



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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