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Tuphosa is from Kenya. She needs a loan of $975 to buy food for her catering company.
Tuphosa runs a catering company in Katito, Kenya. She lacks the capital needed to purchase additional food that will allow her to serve more clients and boost her profits.
With a loan from World Vision, Tuphosa will be able to buy more food to expand her catering services. She plans to continue offering quality service and increasing her income. Because she plans to grow her business, Tuphosa hopes to create employment opportunities for others in her community. Her increased profits will allow her to pay school fees for her children.
In areas where the poor live alongside the more affluent, businesses in the service sector can be very successful. Services include flower cultivation, tailoring/sewing, transportation, repair work, beauty salons and barber shops, and restaurants. Loans are needed to begin, expand, or sustain business with tools and supplies. Loans given to entrepreneurs in the service sector account for around 7% of our loans.
Katito is a hill in Kenya with an average elevation of 5,000 feet. Summers are warm and rainfall is irregular. There is a high rate of HIV infection in Katito. Poverty has left most families and particularly children very susceptible to disease. Lack of fresh water is a major issue. Many dams are contaminated. Some residents treat the water at home while others drink as is.
Children are considered a valuable resource. A large family means more hands to help on the farm and ensures parents will be taken care of in their old age. With long distances between home and school and children needing to help on the farm, many do not get to attend school.
World Vision focuses on education, immunizations, HIV and AIDS prevention education, food security, and sanitation.
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