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Lending History

  • Ofelia
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Ofelia is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $425 to purchase materials.
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    Mrs. Ofelia lives a 55 year-old woman who lives in San Jose Purua, Michoacan. She only studied until the 3rd grade because her parents couldn't afford her studies. She had 15 siblings, and sometimes they didn't even have enough money to eat. Mrs. Ofelia started working as a cleaning lady when she was really young to help support her family. With a loan from World Vision, Mrs. Ofelia will be able to invest in her embroidery business. She makes napkins and decorates table cloths, among other things. She makes her own designs and sells them in her community. With the loan, she can buy needles, fabric, ribbons, thread, yarn, and decorative paints. Mrs. Ofelia is a single mother of three, all of whom are married now. Eventually, Mrs. Ofelia has the goal of building a unit in her house to run her business from. Currently she is renting a building, and it takes up a lot of her profits. She would also like to invest in silver jewelry and opperate a store as well. The additional income will get Mrs. Ofelia closer to her dreams.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $425
  • Francisca
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Francisca is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $625 to buy ingredients to make snacks.
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    Francisca makes a living by selling snacks in a shop near the center of her town, Tetela, Mexico. She built a small store about six years ago from which she sells candies, corncobs, corn kernels and chips in the evening. She always sells a little, but some days she sells more than others. She always works hard, but her income is not steady or sufficient enough to support her family. With a loan from World Vision, Francisca plans to purchase more stock for her store such as candies, chips, corncobs, cream, cheese and chilis and to purchase plates and glasses to serve the snacks. She hopes that this investment in her business will help it grow enough that she experiences a better quality of life. Francisca is 39 years old and is married to Jeronimo. She only stayed in school through junior high.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $625
  • Ma Del Carmen
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Ma Del Carmen is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $500 to purchase costume jewelry and hair bands.
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    Carmen is a 47 year old resident of San Antonio, Mexico. She and her husband of 20 years own their own home in this central farming community. Unfortunately, her husband’s construction work in Mexico City is only temporary. Carmen has been selling costume jewelry, hair bands, hair slides, threads and needles for 5 years in the local market in order to bring in additional income. The biggest challenge Carmen faces is not having her own premises where she can sell her goods. Because of this she is restricted in selling her wears in the market and must keep walking around, making it difficult to make sales. This makes it difficult for her to continue investing in her business because she has to use what profits she makes to purchase food first. With a loan from World Vision, Carmen wants to invest in her business by purchasing more, better quality fashion accessories in order to bring in more sales. With enough profits, she hopes to afford her own store in the center of the community where there are many people and her business will thrive. This will help her provide a better living for her family and give her the opportunity to keep growing her business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Lourdes
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Lourdes is from Mexico. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $550 to purchase 5 sheep, pasture and food.
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    Lourdes is 37 years old and is married to Fidel, a construction worker. They have 5 children who are all attending school. Lourdes breeds sheep and currently has a herd of 12 sheep. She is asking for a loan to buy five more sheep, pasture and food. On her own, she does not have enough money to both buy sheep and enough food to sufficiently fatten them for sale. Lourdes's goal is to grow and fatten the sheep. With the profits from their sale, she will fix up her house by painting it and improving the front. She wants her children to have a comfortable home to live in. She wants to buy her children the school supplies that they need. The sheep also make a reliable emergency fund. Lourdes's husband pays the children's school fees and other household expenses, but if they need money for an emergency Lourdes can sell one of her sheep.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Cecilia
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Cecilia is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $475 to buy meat, chicken, and vegetables to prepare food to sell.
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    Cecilia is a food vendor; she has been selling prepared food for five years now to make a living. Cecilia is a very hardworking woman; she gets up very early to prepare the food to sell. However, Cecilia has been having financial difficulties running her business. Cecilia is in great need of a loan. Please, help Cecilia’s business grow. She will use the funds of the loan for buying ingredients such as, meat, chicken, hot peppers, onions, tomatoes, cheese, cooking oil, salt, cream to prepare the food she sells. A loan will allow Cecilia to make more profits and she will be able to purchase uniforms, and school supplies for her children, and they will be able to go to school. Cecilia’s family will enjoy a better quality of life. Cecilia’s goal is to expand her business; she would like to open her own restaurant. Cecilia would like to buy chairs and tables. Cecilia is fifty-five-years-old; she is married to Amancio Avila and they have eight children. Angelica, Pedro and Jose Luis are the only dependents and they are currently attending school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Catalina
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Catalina is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $375 to buy 3 sheep and food .
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    Catalina is 31 years old and has been married for 9 years. Her husband, Horacio works as a taxi driver in their community. They have 3 little children who all attend school. Catalina has been raising sheep for the past 2 years. The greatest challenges she faces are dogs and the cold of winter. Sheep are very susceptible to the cold and often get sick during the winter. Her sheep are sometimes attacked and killed by dogs. She recently lost almost all of her sheep to a vicious dog. Catalina currently has 3 sheep and plans to purchase 3 more. Her goal is to restore her herd to its former size. With the income she brings in, she will continue to improve her house which is in need of many repairs. She will also be able to buy shoes, food and clothing for her children with the additional income. She does her best to support her husband in paying their household expenses.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $375
  • Francisca
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Francisca is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy more natural products to sell in her community.
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    Francisca, 42, has been supporting her family by selling natural products for nine years. She sells from her home in La Selva, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, inviting friends and neighbors to try her products to improve their health. A loan from World Vision will help her buy more products to sell. Her business has an increasing number of customers, and a larger inventory will increase her sales. She hopes to someday have her own store to better display her products and receive her customers. Francisca enjoys helping people learn to care for their health, and she wants her business to thrive so she can offer her family a better standard of living. Her husband, Javier, is a farmer. They have three children, Francisco, Mario Alberto, and Jesus. The oldest is already working and the youngest ones are still in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Karine
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Karine is from Armenia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $1,175 to purchase additional goods for the shop.
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    Karine Magaryan lives in Gyumri where she runs a small retail shop in the city. Her store is stocked with food and household goods. Karine is needing to increase her income and feels that by increasing her inventory and adding new items that she will be able to bring in new customers and increase her sales. She is asking for funding from World Vision to make this happen. Karine is the mother of two children. With her small income, it is very difficult for her just to make ends meet. The additional income would mean a lot to her family. They would have adequate food and other necessities, and their living conditions would improve. She wants to be a good provider and also set a good example for her children. Her goals for the future include investing more into her store and saving for future needs, like schooling for the children.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,175
  • Marcela
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Marcela is from Mexico. She has 5 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy maize, lard, chicken and different types of chili.
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    Marcela is 37 years old and had to end her studies right after finishing junior high-school. She is married to Victor and they have 5 children who are all attending either elementary or junior high-school at the moment. The family lives in Vicente, an important sugar cane-producing area. They live near the company Ingenio La Margarita, where many people in the state of Oaxaca are employed making sugar. When she was a little girl, Marcela's mother taught her to cook and to be a hard-working woman. A few years ago, when her husband got too sick to work, Marcela had to start working to support her whole family. Since she enjoys cooking, she decided to sell typical mexican snacks in the afternoons, especially tamales and chiles rellenos. Talames are typical mexican buns made of a maize mixture with numerous types of filling wrapped in banana leaves. Chiles rellenos are peppers filled with meat or cheese. She sells her delicipus treats every other day. After cooking, she walks through the streets and sells her products by knocking on almost every door in town. It is now 3 years since she started her business and it seems to be the perfect activity for her because she has many clients that are delighted with every single bite. She is requesting a loan to buy more maize, lard, chili, meat, eggs, oil, banana leaves and other ingredients. Marcela wants her business to grow to improve her family's quality of life.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Juana
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Juana is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $550 to purchase more pigs and feed.
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    Juana Sanchez Alvarez is a single mother, who lives with her family in the neighborhood of “Las Salidas”. Juana has been working hard for four years at her pig raising business, to earn a living for her family. With a loan from World Vision, Juana will be able to purchase more pigs and pig feed. She will also be able to expand her business and increase her income. With the additional income, Juana will be able to provide for all of her family's needs and reinvest in her business.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $550
  • Maria Dolores
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Dolores is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $475 to buy chili peppers, tomatoes, onions, tortillas, gas, and plastic bags.
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    Maria Dolores owns a taco restaurant. She will use a loan from World Vision to stock up on supplies and ingredients like chili peppers, tomatoes, onions, gas, tortillas, gas, and plastic bags. This loan will give Maria the opportunity to keep running her business and making a profit for her family. Her goal is to keep investing in her business so that she can improve her establishment and offer better service to her clients. Maria lives in a town called Marquelia that is surrounded by rivers, creeks, lagoons, beaches, and a waterfall. The region is full of tropical fruits like coconuts, guavas, tamarinds, papayas, bananas, and hibiscus. Maria Dolores is married to a land worker, and they have one child still living at home. Maria's biggest dream is for her children to attend university, and she works hard to save up for their education.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Agustina
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Agustina is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy chicken and pork meat.
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    Agustina has been selling chicken and pork meat for 25 years in the community of La Selva, Mexico, near the large sugar mill known as Ingenio La Margartia. She sells the meat to friends and people in her community by taking orders one day before making the deliveries. If ever she has any meat left, she sells it to other people in her neighborhood. Thanks to her effort and the quality of products and services she provides, she is getting more and more customers. A loan from World Vision will allow her to buy more meat to sell. She enjoys running her business, and wants to continue investing in it. Agustina will use her increased income to support her family and offer her children more opportunities. She is married to Aldegundo, a land worker, and they have three children who are married.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Maria Del Rosario
    They gave
    $25
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    Maria Del Rosario is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $475 to buy quilts, bed sheets, blankets and towels .
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    Rosario is an enthusiastic mother of two. She starts work early in the mornings, selling items such as bed sheets, quilts, blankets, towels, and cushions door -to- door. Five months ago she started this business, and she let her customers pay in two installments because it is easier for them. Rosario buys all the merchandise from an authorized distributor located in other community. Her new business is going well and Rosario is pleased with this new chance to improve it. She is asking for a loan to buy additional products so people do not have to wait for their items to be delivered, which is especially important around the holidays. A loan from World Vision is going to help Rosario to expand her business. This will increase her sales and profits. Her new profits will allow her to better provide for her family and ensure that her children are able to attend school. In the future and as her profits allow, Rosario would like to have her own store where she can sell women shoes, catalogue clothes, and other accessories.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $475
  • Maria Isabel
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Isabel is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $400 to buy chicken feed, livestock to raise, and pasture.
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    Maria Isabel is 44 years old and she has been married to Felipe for 26 years. Felipe is a farm worker and Isabel raises sheep and chicken for a living, an activity she started 10 years ago. Among her challenges is buying adequate food for her animals because it is quite expensive. With a loan from World Vision, Maria Isabel will be able to buy the food, pasture for her sheep, as well as more animals. She can then sell her full-grown animals for increased income and be able to buy basic supplies for her children. In the future she aims to have a steady business with a consistent and being self-sufficient enough to not need to ask for another loan.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Fikiru
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Fikiru is from Ethiopia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $400 to buy more merchandise for his store.
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    Fikiru lives in Ethiopia where he owns a small general store. A hard working business man, Fikru is struggling to earn enough income for his family. Right now, Fikru needs financial help to buy more merchandise for his store. With the loan from World Vision, Fikru will be able to restock his shelves and have more items to offer to his customers. Providing good customer service is very important to Fikru. This will help him gain more customers and generate more income for his family. Fikru hopes he will develop his business into a sustainable livelihood for his family. With the additional income he earns, Fikru will be able to provide his family with the basic things they need. Fikru hopes to improve the quality of life for himself and his family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Marciana
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Marciana is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $300 to buy fertilizers and seasonal fruits.
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    Marciana (or Doña Marce as she likes to be called) is 65 years old and lives in a community named La Barranca. She has been selling fruits and vegetables for 20 years. She buys part of the produce, but she also grows some of them (avocados and peaches). She sells the produce in the wholesale food market of Zitácuaro and sometimes in the marketplace of her own community. She sells tomatoes, chayotes, peaches, guavas, chili, peaches, avocados, etc. Marce is having a hard time because of her age. She shared that sometimes she does not have the strength to carry heavy loads of fruits and she has to hire someone else to take the produce for her. Marce would love to use loan from World Vision to buy fertilizers and insecticides to enhance her own harvest and to buy seasonal fruits. She will continue using her profits to enhance the condition of her orchard. Her goal is to keep doing her best because despite her age, she and her husband are still eager to improve her living conditions now that they live alone (all her children are already married).
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $300
  • Nicolas
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Nicolas is from Mexico. He needs a loan of $400 to buy coffee plants and fertilizer.
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    Nicolas is 40 years old and lives in the Mixtla region of Mexico with two other adults who he supports. For the past five years he has made his living growing coffee and has one employee who helps him. He is requesting a micro loan from World Vision in order to purchase more coffee plants and fertilizer. Besides expanding the size of his field, he needs to replace some of the plants that have stopped producing coffee beans. When he gets a better harvest, his income will increase and he will be able to provide clothing, food, and medical care for himself and his dependents.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Fatima
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Fatima is from Philippines. She needs a loan of $500 to buy merchandise for her store.
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    Fatima is 49-years-old and opened her small grocery store five years ago in World Vision’s Omega region in the Philippines. Fatima sells snack foods, soft drinks, biscuits, canned goods, and noodles. Fatima has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She is going to buy other items to sell. Fatima will increase her sales and overall income by having a wider selection in her store.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $500
  • Shadrack
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Shadrack is from Kenya. He needs a loan of $250 to purchase livestock for resale.
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    Shadrack is 22 years old and runs a small business by selling livestock. He lives in World Vision's Mogotio Management Program region in Kenya. Shadrack has sold livestock in this area for 1 year. Shadrack has requested a loan from World Vision to expand his business. With the loan, he would like to purchase livestock for resale.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Tesfaye
    They gave
    $25
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    Tesfaye is from Ethiopia. He needs a loan of $200 to buy fertilizer.
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    For over five years, Tesfaye has run a small business growing grains like maize and beans to the community. He lives in Ethiopia's Omosheleko region. Tesfaye is 28 years old. With the aid of a loan, Tesfaye can expand his business. He needs to buy fertilizer so he can grow better crops. Fertilizer will help Tesfaye grow and sell more grains to the community, which will increase his overall income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $200
  • Maria Santa
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Maria Santa is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $450 to buy manure and insecticides to carry on growing avocados.
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    For the last 6 years Maria Santa has operated her small business in the Crescencio Morales region in Mexico. She grows avocados to sell to customers in her community. She also has 2 employees to help her run her farm. Maria Santa has asked for a loan to expand her business. She would like to buy manure and insecticides to carry on growing avocados to purchase fertilizer, expand the current business and buy supplies in bulk. Maria Santa is 24 years old and the mother of 1 child, who is currently studying in school. María and her husband own an avocado orchard which she has been taking care of since they got married six years ago. María wants to use her loan to keep the fruit in good condition since the harvest season is about to begin. Fortunately for Maria, the costumers come to her very house to buy the produce by tons since she has almost 80 avocado trees. .
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Trinidad
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Trinidad is from Bolivia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $450 to purchase grocery inventory.
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    Trinidad is 49 years old; she and her husband have two children, both of whom are students. For more than five years, Trinidad has run a small business selling meat and eggs in World Vision's Sacaca region in Bolivia. One employee helps her run her shop. Trinidad is requesting a microloan from World Vision to purchase groceries, in bulk, for higher profits. The additional income will assist in paying school fees, purchase food for the family and be reinvested in her grocery store for a sustained income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $450
  • Veronica Lourdes
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Veronica Lourdes is from Bolivia. She needs a loan of $400 to buy cosmetics.
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    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Nimia
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Nimia is from Bolivia. She needs a loan of $1,450 to purchase balanced food for Poultry.
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    Nimia is 23 years old and has two children, one of whom is currently studying in school. For the past two years, she has run a small business raising poultry in World Vision’s Machareti region in Bolivia. Nimia is requesting a microloan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to purchase balanced food for healthy poultry which will increase her customers and her overall income. The additional income will be used to pay for her child's school fees and she can reinvest in her livestock to remain financially solvent.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $1,450
  • Birtukan
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Birtukan is from Ethiopia. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer and selected seeds.
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    Birtukan is 45 years old and runs a small business growing crops. She lives in World Vision's Hidabu Abote region in Ethiopia. Birtukan has grown crops in this area for more than five years. She also has one employee who helps her run her farm. Birtukan also has a second business where she sells grains. This second business provides a supplemental income which Birtukan needs to support her family. Birtukan has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to buy fertilizer and selected seeds to create a sustainable source of income. This will help Birtukan grow and sell more crops which will increase her overall income.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Han
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Han is from Cambodia. She needs a loan of $400 to buy fertilizer and pesticide.
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    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $400
  • Sopheap
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Sopheap is from Cambodia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $250 to buy fertilizer and rice seeds.
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    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $250
  • Getiye
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Getiye is from Ethiopia. He needs a loan of $350 to purchase equipment.
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    For the last 6 years Getiye has operated his small business in the Mehal Meda region in Ethiopia. He sells shoes to customers in his community. Getiye has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to purchase equipment for his jobs. This can help him create a good source of income for his family to support his family.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Nanare
    They gave
    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Nanare is from Kenya. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $350 to purchase fertilizer and pesticide.
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    Nanare is 26 years old and runs a small business growing fruits and vegetables. She lives in World Vision's Olenton region in Kenya. Nanare has grown fruits and vegetables in this area for more than 5 years. She has 1 employee who helps run her farm. Nanare has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. She would like to purchase fertilizer and pesticide. This will help Nanare grow and sell more fruits and vegetables, which will increase her overall income. Nanare and her husband have 3 children, of whom 1 is currently studying in school. She also cares for 2 additional dependents in her home.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350
  • Diana
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    $25
    This loan is fully funded
    Diana is from Kenya. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $350 to increase her working capital.
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    Diana is 30 years old and runs a small business selling selling clothes and shoes. She lives in World Vision's Winam Urban region in Kenya. Diana has sold clothing and shoes in this area for 1 year. She also has 1 employee who helps her run her shop. Diana has requested a loan from World Vision to expand her business. With the loan, she would like to increase her working capital and purchase more items of clothing and shoes. Diana has 2 children, 1 of which is currently studying in school.
    100% repaid to date
    Loan needed: $350

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