A loan of $125 helped to buy food and charcoal.


Mariam's story

Mariam is married and the mother of six children, two of whom are adults while four still attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped-in water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. She earns a living by making various food items for her neighbors and passersby. Her major challenge is seasonality. She is requesting a loan for Kshs 10,000 to buy more food and cooking items such as wheat flour, cooking oil, charcoal sugar and beans. She dreams of expanding her business to earn more income and establishing a restaurant in the near future.



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