A loan of $250 helped to pay school fees for her children.


Nema's story

Nema, the operator of a posho mill (maize-grinding machine) for the last six years, is married and has five children, three of whom are in school. Nema lives in a small village on the south coast of Kenya where she conducts her business from home. She faces the challenge of seasonality, as her business does well only when people have good farm harvests, waning during the dry season.



With this loan of Ksh 20000, Nema intends to pay her children's school fees, her biggest monthly expense. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water, and dreams of opening a shop in the future.



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