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Israel is from Kenya. He has 1 child. He needs a loan of $200 to repair and maintain motorcycle.
For the last 5 years Israel and his wife have operated his small business in the Katito region in Kenya. He provides motorcycle transportation services to customers in his community.
Israel has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to repair and maintain his motorcycle so he can continue to support his family.
Israel is 72 years old and the father of 1 child, who is currently studying in school.
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.
Thank you for partnering with World Vision Micro to provide Israel Ocholla with a small loan for his business. Israel used his loan of $200 to pay to repair and maintain his motorcycle. He continues to make monthly payments of $30 on time.
With the profits he has earned from his growing business, Israel is able to pay school fees and purchase food for his family.
Israel's child continues to study in school. Thanks to Israel's hard work, he will be able to provide a brighter future for his child.
Thank you for supporting Israel's small business through World Vision Micro!