A loan of $2,325 helped a member to purchase shoes in bulk.

Emakina Self-Help Group's story

George O. is a young Kenyan father aged 30 with 2 children. He also lives with 1 orphan child of his late brother who perished 2 years ago.

George started his business 3 years ago after accumulating savings from his former work place in a local petrol station in Busia town. He currently deals in men’s second-hand shoes but would like to diversify to children's and ladies' collections as well.

Being the bread winner for his family, it would enable him to support his family better. With the little profit that he gets from the business, George is still able to provide his family the basic needs of life. With the help of his loan, George will be able to purchase more second-hand shoes to enable him boost his business sales.

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.

In this group: George, Rose, Maroline, Rosemary, George, Berdard, Stephen, Elvas, Samson, Fredrick, Henry, Richard, Benjamin, Fred
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