A loan of $2,075 helped a member to buy cooking utensils and raw foods and sodas for her restaurant.


Poverty Eradication Group's story

Isha is a single mother of eight children. She is divorced from her husband who had another wife. Five of Isha's children attend school and she also supports two additional dependants who are orphans. After her husband abandoned her, Isha opened a restaurant and also works as a cook at functions. Her business helps her to meet her family's needs single-handedly. Isha's main business challenge is debtors who eat food on credit, customers who pilfer utensils, and the fluctuation in food prices. Isha is requesting a loan to buy cooking utensils and raw foods and sodas for the restaurant. She is a member of a loan group, which, as their name suggests, is geared toward eradicating poverty in their households. Despite challenges, Isha is determined to change the future of her family. In this photo, Isha is seated second seated from the right. Only 11 of the 13 group members are pictured because two members were absent with apology from the group meeting although the did sign the waiver form.

In this group: Ruth, Sophia, Benah, Deborah, Annet, Janet, Florence, Shawari, Stephen, Christine, Robinah, Isha, Juliet
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