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Charles is from Kenya. He has 4 children. He needs a loan of $200 to purchase more motorbikes, fuel and spare parts.
Charles Otieno is a father of four, who lives with his family in Pap Onditi, a rural part of Kenya. Charles operates a motorbike business in the nearby town of Katito, he works very hard at his transportation business, to earn a living for his family.
With a loan from World Vision, Charles will be able to purchase fuel, additional motorbikes and spare motorbike parts, to help grow and maintain his business, this will help him to increase his income. With the additional income, Charles will be able to provide better living condtitions for his family and provide for their daily needs.
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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