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Daniel is from Kenya. He needs a loan of $425 to purchase materials for tailoring business.
Daniel Dimba lives with his family in Kabarnet, a rural part of Kenya. Daniel works very hard as a local tailor within his community, making dresses, trousers and other types of clothing at his customers request, to earn a living for his family. At this time, Daniel lacks the funds needed to purchase more tailoring supplies to continue his business.
With a loan from World Vision, Daniel will be able to purchase all the supplies he needs, such as needles, textiles, buttons, fabric and all other materials needed to continue with his tailoring business. Daniel will be able to grow his business, creating job opportunities within his community for others, attract more customers and increase his income. With the additional income, Daniel will be able to provide for his family's daily needs and pay for his siblings education.
Entrepreneurs with specialized skills can apply for a loan in the manufacturing sector. Examples of businesses in the manufacturing sector are making and selling clothes, shoes, machine parts, baskets…the list goes on. These savvy entrepreneurs see the opportunity in their community and, with the help of a loan and their unique talents, can establish their niche. Only 3% of our loans are in the manufacturing 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.
Daniel Dimba has successfully repaid his small business loan. He invested the $425 for his tailoring business.
Thanks to the loan that he received, Daniel was able to use the profits from his business to pay his children's school fees, expand his business, and start a new business. In the future, Daniel aspires to earn enough to continue to send his children to school, further expand his current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for investing in the power of hardworking people like Daniel through World Vision! These funds are now available to help other entrepreneurs in Daniel's community.