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Hellen I

Hellen is from Kenya. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $250 to buy school furniture.

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Hellen is from Kenya. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $250 to buy school furniture.

  • Top Goals To buy school furniture
  • Children Helped 1
  • Number of Employees 1

Hellen's Story

A mother of one, Hellen runs a nursery school for a living. The challenge she faces is the high cost of teaching materials and other items needed for the classrooms.

A loan from World Vision will enable Hellen to buy school furniture for her school. With the profits she earns she will be able to better support her family and to pay her child's school fees. In the future Hellen plans on building more classrooms to accommodate more pupils and also to offer employment opportunities to others with the additional income.

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Industry Info

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.

Hellen's Community

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.

Hellen's Final Update October 03, 2012

Thank you for supporting the small loan for Hellen Imbo to improve her nursery school business. She invested her loan of $250 to buy needed furniture for her school.

Hellen has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Hellen has used her additional income to expand her current business and buy supplies in bulk.

The loan Hellen received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning is creating lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Hellen hopes to continue to send her child to school and expand her current business.

Thank you for your support of Hellen and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.

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  • Jill
    April 18, 2012
    Contributed to 4 other loans
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