A loan of $250 helped to buy a store in the market to sell vegetables.


Lugo's story

Lugo is married and has three children. He lives with his wife in a village of Kwale district, Kenya. He earns a living through selling vegetables in the local market to support his family, and his wife does some planting in the village. Having been in this business for almost three years, he can earn up to 200 KES on average per day, and he can afford to set aside nearly 100 KES per day.

This is the first loan for Lugo with Kiva's field partner, Yehu Microfinance Trust. From having a good business, he is applying for a loan of KES 20,000 to buy more vegetables to sell and to use a portion to buy a vegetable store in the market for selling them. He hopes that this loan will enable him to own a vegetable store so as to increase his vegetable-selling business and make his family's living conditions better.



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