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Risper is from Kenya. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $325 to purchase textile materials for her work.
Risper is a tailor in her community. Her sewing skills allow her to provide a living for her family, including her four children. However, the high cost of textile materials is a great challenge for her business.
With a loan from World Vision, Risper will be able to purchase additional textile materials, such as fabric and thread, in order to pursue additional tailoring business in her community. The additional stock will help Risper to bring in new clientele through the showcasing of the various options she can provide them.
With her additional business, Risper hopes to generate enough income to create a job for at least one other in her community. She also expects that the additional profits will allow her to better provide for her family and give them hope for a brighter future.
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.
Risper Adiwa has successfully repaid her small business loan. She invested the $325 into purchasing additional fabric to improve her tailoring business.
Thanks to the loan she received, Risper was able to use the profits from her business to expand her current business, and buy supplies in bulk.
In the future, Risper aspires to earn enough to continue sending her children to school, and further expand her current business.
Risper's four children continue to study in school. Because she was able to invest in her business, she will be able to invest in her family.
Thank you for investing in the power of hardworking people, like Risper, through World Vision Micro. These funds are now available to help other entrepreneurs in Risper's community.