A loan of $3,000 helped a member to purchase handbags in bulk.

Tarajio Self-Help Group's story

Mildred A. is an average 40-year-old Kenyan woman who is married with four children. Also living with her are two orphaned children, left by her late sister.

Mildred started operating her business six years ago because the income of her husband, who is a small-scale farmer, was too little to support all their family's needs. Mildred is now able to purchase at least three bales of secondhand bags every week to sell to her regular customers. With the little profit that she gets from this small-scale business, Mildred is able to feed, clothe, and educate her children. With the help of her loan, Mildred hopes to purchase more bales of secondhand bags to enable her to increase her monthly sales. In the future, Mildred would like to open a shop in her hometown, Bungoma, in the Western part of Kenya.

In this group: Mildred, Milcent, Edward, David, Robert, Augustin, Martin, Elijah

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