A loan of $700 helped to expand her community pharmacy.

Dina's story

Dina is a 32 year old mother of nine children. She lives in one of the slums of Kisumu in Kenya and runs a community pharmacy in the area. She started her pharmacy in 2001 and the community knows her personally from her seven years of good work. Dina was trained by KMET as a community health worker and has also been providing home-based care services for people living with HIV/AIDS for these past seven years.

She sells her drugs at lower prices than her competitors and at times gives free drugs to clients who cannot afford them. Her highest selling products are painkillers, antimalarials, family planning drugs, allergy medications, drugs to treat ulcers, worms and skin infections, and various syrups for children to treat malaria and upper respiratory infections. Dina is applying for her fifth loan of $700 to further expand her pharmacy.

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.

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