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Millicent is from Kenya. She needs a loan of $200 to purchase textile material.
Millicent helps to support her family with her tailoring business. She would like to expand her business by offering more services, but she lacks the investment capital she needs to make the necessary improvements. Her goal is to make her business more profitable so she can improve living conditions for her family.
Millicent is requesting a loan from World Vision to purchase a larger stock of textile materials so she can expand her range of services. With the additional income she will earn from this improvement, she will be able to continue to invest in her business. It will be possible for her to pay the school fees for her two children. In the future, Millicent hopes to continue to grow her business and to be able to offer employment to others in her community.
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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