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Damaris is from Kenya. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy clothing to sell.
Damaris operates a clothes selling business in Katita, Kenya. Her business is challenged by a poor road network that makes it difficult to transport goods.
With a loan from World Vision, Damaris will purchase more clothing to add to the stock in her shop. She hopes to make more income and provide for her family's basic needs. In the future, she would like to create employment opportunities for others in her community.
Retail is a quick and scalable way to begin earning a profit. Many entrepreneurs begin with stalls at markets or even at home and need a loan to expand or increase their inventory. Others may be ready to open a small store. Goods purchased from loan funds range from clothing, grocery or sundry items to jewelry, candy, perfume or health and beauty supplies. Loans in the commerce sector account for around 33% 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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