A loan of $2,875 helped a member to purchase more second-hand shoes for re-sale.

Ongaroi Jua Kali Self-Help Group's story

Rosemary I. is an average woman aged 30 with 3 children. She also lives with 1 orphan child of her late brother who perished 2 years ago.

Rosemary started her business 3 years ago after accumulating savings from her former work place in a local hospital located in Busia town. She currently deals in ladies' shoes but would like to diversify to include children's and men’s collections as well. Being the bread winner for her family, it would enable her to support both her children and her husband, who has a low-paying job. With the little profit that she gets from the business, Rosemary still struggles to pay her house rent and to feed and clothe her children. But with the help of her loan, Rosemary will be able to add more stock of second-hand shoes and increase her monthly 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: Rosemary, Mary, Evelyn, Richard, Vincent, Leonard, Martin, Vincent, George

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