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Hellen is from Kenya. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $625 to purchase food items such as cooking fat, sugar and rice .
Hellen Juma lives in Katito, Kenya where she operates a local hotel business. Hellen does not have the capital needed to improve her business. She needs to increase her food stock and provide a better variety of items in order for her business to grow. With a loan from World Vision she will be able to purchase food items such as cooking fat, sugar and rice.
Once her business improves, Hellen plans to create jobs opportunities for others in her community who are unemployed.
Hellen has four children. Additional income from her business will provide her with the ability to pay the school fees for her children.
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.
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