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Vivian is from Kenya. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase fertilizer .
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 fertilizer to grow and sell more rice. 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.
Thank you for supporting Vivian Awino's rice farming business through World Vision Micro. Vivian invested her small business loan of $250 to purchase fertilizer to maximize her crop production. She has made weekly payments of $10 and has now fully repaid her loan.
With the profits from her business, Vivian decided to maintain or repair equipment on her farm and buy supplies in bulk. Vivian's goal for the future is to earn enough so that she can expand her current business and take out another loan.
Vivian's three children remain in school. Because of your donation, Vivian is able to provide a better future for her children.
Thank you for providing Vivian with hope and a future. These funds are now being recycled to support another hardworking entrepreneur in the same community.