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Ednah is from Kenya. She has 6 children. She needs a loan of $300 to purchase inventory for her retail business.
Ednah Chelangat owns and operates a small shop in the village of Kowao. The profit she makes from her business goes to support herself and her six children. Ednah is also responsible for eight additional dependents.
Due to the lack of capital, Ednah has struggled to maintain inventory in her shop. She hopes by receiving a World Vision loan, she will be able to purchase additional inventory.
Ednah hopes to grow her business, better support her family, and send her children to 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.
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.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Ednah Chelangat to expand her retail and grocery business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $300 to purchase inventory for her retail business.
Ednah has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $6. In addition to repaying her loan, Ednah is using the additional income to pay school fees, expand the current business, and start a new business. Ednah's 6 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Ednah and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Ednah Chelangat to improve her retail and grocery business. She invested her loan of $300 to purchase inventory for her retail business.
Ednah has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Ednah has used her additional income to pay school fees, expand her current business, and start a new business. Ednah's 6 children continue to study in school.
The loan Ednah received helped her business expand, and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Ednah hopes to send her children to school, expand her current businesses, and take out another loan.
Ednah has repaid her loan in full, 100%. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Ednah and World Vision Micro!