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  • Magret

    Magret

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    Green Grocer

    Loan Amount:  $230

    Magret lives in Lodwar with her husband and six children, including several orphans from the community. As a result of providing for so many children, Magret and her husband struggle to meet the family's needs. She operates a produce stand on the edge of town and would like to expand the business so she can ensure her family is taken care of.

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  • Zakaria

    Zakaria

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    General Retail

    Loan Amount:  $460

    Zakaria lives with his wife and six children in Gitathuru where he owns a general shop. His wife works on a farm outside of Nairobi and frequently has to travel away from the family. Zakaria's family has also taken in an orphan in his community who lost both parents to HIV. Zakaria would like to expand his business so he can better care for his family, and he would also like to be able to take in several other children who have bee orphaned in his neighborhood.

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  • Jane

    Jane

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    Dressmaker

    Loan Amount:  $570

    Jane is a dressmaker who lives in Mlango. She owns a small shop in her neighborhood where she sews new dresses for customers and repairs used dresses for resale. She greatly enjoys her work, however; her child is getting ready to go to college. She worries that she will not be able to help with the school fees. She would like to give her business a boost so she can start generating more profit.

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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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