A loan of $2,350 helped a member lawrence would purchase timber in bulk with his portion of this group loan.


Odengero Jua Kali Group's story

Lawrence M. is a young Kenyan father, aged 36, with three children. He also lives with the two orphaned children of his late brother, who perished a year ago.

Lawrence started his business four years ago after accumulating savings from an informal rotating savings fund that his group had. (This is commonly referred to as “merry go round.") His business is located in the municipality market. His clients are mostly people from the neighborhood who give him furniture orders. Lawrence uses the profits from his business to feed, clothe, and educate his children. With the help of his loan, he'll be able to purchase timber in bulk to make more furniture for his regular clients and increase 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: Lawrence, Gabriel, Sylvia, Agneta, Everlyne, Rosebena
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