A loan of $725 helped expand the business.


Ongere's story

J. Ongere is a 44-year old community health worker (CHW). She lives in one of the slums of Kisumu, Kenya, with her husband and seven children (3 sons and 4 daughters). In 1988 J. started her butchery business. In 2002 she received training by KMET in providing home-based HIV/AIDS care, and was given a drug kit which she was to sell for no profit. Through hard work, perseverance, and the help of two previous KMET microfinance loans, Janet managed to expand her business and build a successful community pharmacy. Being the only pharmacist and community doctor in the area, she provided drugs to people who lived long distances away. J.'s reputation and friendly approach to her customers has earned her respect in the community. J. has requested a loan of Kshs 50,000 (approximately US$ 714) to further expand her pharmacy and butchery business.



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