A loan of $150 helped to purchase second-hand clothing and kerosene.

Mary's story

Mary S. is 32 years old, married, with 4 children, all of whom are in school. She lives with her family in the Rongo District of Kenya.

Mary sells kerosene and second hand childrens and men’s clothes in the Achutti Market. She has had a stall there since 2006. Mary purchases her stock in Kisii and Awendo and sells to her local community in the market.

The business has allowed Mary to send both her children and herself to school. With her profits, Mary was able to attend college and she is also able to pay for her childrens school fees.

She has applied for a loan of KSH 11,250 (approximately USD $150) in order to purchase more kerosene and used clothing. Mary wishes to expand the range of clothing items that she sells using the loan money.

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