A loan of $2,475 helped a member increase stock.


Nguvu Self-Help Group's story

Gilbert is a leader and member of Nguvu Self-Help Group. He is 31 and married with four children. Gilbert has been operating a small retail shop on the main road of Suneka town for four years. He started his shop after saving money from his former job for several years.

Gilbert is a kind and hardworking man. From the profits he is able to feed, clothe, and educate his children. With the assistance of the loan, Gilbert will increase stock for his shop. He is excited to purchase some new items, which he believes will generate more income. Gilbert is beaming with optimism about the busy economic season that runs from September through January in Kenya. His long-term business goal is to open up a wholesale unit in the future.

In addition to his retail shop, Gilbert has diversified into livestock. He owns one dairy cow and ten chickens. Selling the milk and eggs add another stream of income towards his overall profits.

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.

In this group: Gilbert, Samuel, Zakao, David, Alfred, Josephine, Joseph*
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