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