A loan of $600 helped to expand her business and the variety of products she sells.


Denga's story

E. Denga is a 51 year-old widow who supports four children in her household. She has two school-aged children still living at home and is also raising two of her orphaned grandchildren.

E. spent two years learning the art of dressmaking and has been offering her tailoring services within her community in Kisumu, Kenya since 1986. She specializes in women’s dresses and men’s shirts. Despite the stiff competition in her area, E. has always been able to keep old customers and attract new ones. She constantly updates her materials to keep up with the current fashions, offers a wide selection of patterns, and maintains a good stock to meet her customers’ demands.

She plans to supplement her income with small sales of beans and rice from her tailor shop. The profit from the sale of these staple foods, which require very little care, will help pay for school fees and other household expenses, especially during the slow season when orders are low.



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