A loan of $500 helped to buy items like sugar and flour for sale.

Washe's story

Washe is grateful to have received a first loan from Kiva. He lives in the Mariakani area of Coast Province, Kenya. His retail business is moving on well and has a bright future, though he currently faces lack of funds to buy additional stock arising from increased demand. He sells items like rice, sugar, flour, and cooking oil.

Washe is applying for a loan of 41,900 KES to buy more stock for his store. The extra income from the loan will be added to his savings to improve the living standard of his family, especially by providing an education for his children. Washe has also been engaging in farming to supplement the family income.

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