A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase school uniform fabric and chemicals for cleaning agents.

Patrick And Roy Group's story

Patrick and Roy, aged 24 and 18, are brothers who lost their father due to an HIV-related illness. They are now responsible for the care of their ailing mother and 3 other siblings. They have been running a clothing and cleaning business for 2 years. They make liquid detergents and toilet cleaners as well as sports uniforms such as t-shirts, tracksuits and hats. In their business, they employ 3 other youths who assist in the production of goods.

They plan to increase their manufacturing space and open a uniform distribution shop at the local business centre. They are also working around entering into contracts to supply nearby boarding schools with cleaning agents as well as uniforms.

PENYA assists borrowers with entrepreneurial skills training through the Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) Program. PENYA also helps them form Village Savings and Loans Associations where they save proceeds from their businesses that will then become the future sources for additional loans and business investments. Finally, PENYA carries out mentoring and monitoring visits to ensure that the businesses are being run viably. Through linkages created with extension workers and some buyers, PENYA borrowers have access to further training in the production and selling of their produce.

In this group: Patrick, Roy

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