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George is from Kenya. He needs a loan of $950 to buy a motorbike and expand his transportation business.
George Oganga owns a motorbike business providing transportation to many clients. He has even been able to hire an employee. George would like a World Vision loan to purchase another motorbike and increase the number of trips made to increase profits.
He will be able to provide for his family with the profits from his business and pay the school fees for his children’s educations. His family’s overall quality of life will be improved as George will be able to pay rent and purchase food without worry.
George hopes to further expand his business into a transportation company and purchase a Nissan van to increase the number of clients he can serve.
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.
George used the loan he received from World Vision to buy a new motorbicyle. He employed one person to help him run his business by riding one motorbike, and this enabled him to make a lot of profits. The challenge that he is facing now is the high cost of fuel and spare parts. However, he is repaying his loan well and on time.
George thanks you for the loan as it has really helped him. Thank you for supporting George and World Vision Micro!
The new motorcycle has enabled him to boost his business. George was able to provide for his family's needs well after he recieved the loan.
George says thank you very much for the loan. He hopes to own a transport company in the future.
George has repaid his loan in full. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in his community. Thank you for supporting George and World Vision Micro!