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Nelson is from Kenya. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $500 to buy more pigs and pig feed.
For more than 5 years Nelson has operated his small business in the Riruta region in Kenya. He raises pigs to sell to customers in his community.
Nelson has asked for a loan from World Vision to expand his business. He would like to buy more pigs and pig feed which will increase his overall income.
Nelson is 40 years old and the father of 2 children who are currently studying in school.
The Agriculture business sector covers all farming and livestock activities. Some entrepreneurs request loans to help in securing supplies and equipment. Others want to buy more animals to breed or purchase feed and medicines. The majority of our loan clients live in rural communities where agriculture is already understood as a business model. It is for this reason that approximately 50% of our loans are in the agricultural sector.
Riruta is in the Nairobi area of Kenya. The climate is moderate and the differences between seasons is minimal. It is a lower income area where the income is earned from industrial labor, construction, household chores, small scale trading and vocation work such as carpentry, masonry, and tailoring. More than 65,000 people live in Riruta.
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. 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.
World Vision focuses on education, immunizations, HIV and AIDS prevention education, food security, and sanitation.
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