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  • Christine

    Christine

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    Salon

    Loan Amount:  $340

    Christine lives in Pangani with her husband and three children. Her husband earns money transporting goods around Nairobi while Christine earns a living as a hairdresser in a nearby salon. Because her employer does not always earn enough to employ Christine, she sometimes finds it difficult to provide for her family. Because of this, she would like to start her own salon so she can earn a more stable income.

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  • Daniel

    Daniel

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    Public Transport

    Loan Amount:  $1,020

    Daniel is a married father of one child. His wife is unemployed, making him the primary caretaker of their family. Daniel desires for his child to receive an education, but cannot consistently afford school. He began working as a mechanic in 2005 to create an income for his family.

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  • Rose

    Rose

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    Second-hand Clothing

    Loan Amount:  $680

    Rose has ran her own clothing resale business since 2006. Through her business, she has been able to provide for her husband, eight children and an orphan. She still struggles sometimes though, providing for all their needs, and therefore would like to grow her business.

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  • Jacqueline

    Jacqueline

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    Ice Sales

    Loan Amount:  $530

    Jacqueline lives with her husband and three children in the community of Kayole in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition to their own children, they also care for another child whose parents are unable to provide for her. Jacqueline's husband works as a plumber to help provide for their family, but they still struggle with their finances. Jacqueline wants to be a role model to her family and in her community by sharing practical ideas and solutions to problems they face.

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