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Vivian is from Kenya. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase more rice.
Vivian Awino is a mother of three, who lives with her family in Katito, a rural part of Kenya. Vivian is a farmer who works hard at growing rice to sell to her local community, to help provide for her family.
With a loan from World Vision, Vivian will be able to purchase more rice to grow and sell. This will allow her to expand her business and create more job opportunities within her community and increase her income. With the additional income, Vivian will be able to provide for her family's daily needs and pay for her childrens education.
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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