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Samuel is from Kenya. He has 3 children. He needs a loan of $500 to purchase more livestock for resale.
Samuel, a father of three, trades livestock for a living to support his family. Some of the challenges he faces include the unavailability of livestock in the market at the right time and the cost of transporting them. Samuel would like to expand his business by increasing the number of goats he has, knowing that they are in high demand in the market, but he cannot afford to do so.
With a loan from World Vision Samuel will be able to purchase more livestock for resale. With the profits he earns he will be able to improve his family's living conditions and provide his children with a quality education. Additionally, Samuel plans to use some of the profits for transportation purposes and for the expansion of his business.
The Agriculture business sector covers all farming and livestock activities. Some entrepreneurs request loans to help in securing supplies and equipment. Others want to buy more animals to breed or purchase feed and medicines. The majority of our loan clients live in rural communities where agriculture is already understood as a business model. It is for this reason that approximately 50% of our loans are in the agricultural sector.
Kabarnet is located in Baringo District in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It is characterized by uninhabitable desert and fertile farmland, flat arid plains and steep slopes. Rural Kenyans generally live with their extended family in a cluster of huts, which provides shelter and symbolizes the closeness of the people living there. Family members typically share work responsibilities and resources as they support themselves through farming.
Children are considered a valuable resource in Kenya. A large family means more hands to help on the farm and ensures parents will be taken care of in their old age. Education is provided by the Kenyan government for children up to age 8, however, nearly 1.7 million children do not attend school because of failing economic and social systems.
With a population nearing 75,000 and 20 percent being children under 5, access to health services is limited in Kabarnet. According to the World Health Organization, the leading causes of death among children younger than 5 are pneumonia, diarrheal diseases, HIV and AIDS, and malaria. Efforts are being made to strengthen the capacity of health workers and services. To receive care, people must travel, usually on foot, at least nine miles to the nearest health center.
In Kabarnet, World Vision also focuses on education, immunizations, HIV and AIDS prevention education, food security, and sanitation.
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