175 USD financed in October 2014
Martha is twenty two years old, single and lives in Limuru, Kenya, with her child. She is engaged in both dairy and poultry farming. She also runs a salon in the local shopping centre. Martha is taking a loan to buy salon items such as weaves, hair gel and shampoo. This will ensure that she has enough stock to enable her to meet customer demand and also compete fairly in the market. She will hence be able to provide consistent services leading to an improved and stable income. She plans to plough back the anticipated profits to aid in expanding her business.
250 USD financed in October 2014
Judith is 26 years old and runs a food stall in Kisumu town, Kenya. She sells water, soda, soft drinks and also cakes and scones. Besides this she also has a mobile money transfer business. She is single and has three children. Judith has been in this business for five years and it has been profitable. She will use this loan to buy more stock of drinking water, soft drinks and cakes for sale. She will also increase money float in her mobile money transport business. She will use the anticipated profits to grow her business, as well as to buy household goods. Above all, Judith wants to give her children the best education.
200 USD financed in September 2014
Elizabeth, age 57, lives in El Salvador. She is a single mother living in her own home with her two grandchildren, ages 12 and 14. She is an enterprising woman who has devoted herself to earning a living through sales all of her life. Currently, she sells seasonal fruit and traditional snacks, and she also sells preserved fruit. Elizabeth does not let hardship defeat her, but fights to keep moving forward. Thanks to this attitude she is known in her canton, and people wait for her to bring her products so that they can buy them. Every day she has more customers, so she wants to invest more in her products in order to offer more variety and have better earnings.
400 USD financed in August 2014 (100% reimbursed)
Olga is a 23-year-old woman who is unwed with one child. She lives in Toamua in the Samoa islands. In order to earn an income, she started a small florist business in 2013. Olga needs a loan to purchase assorted artificial flowers, floral tapes, clips, a glue gun, glue sticks and gloves. She will use her profits to pay for her family's weekly expenses.
250 USD financed in August 2014
Derly lives in Hinigaran, in the Philippines. She is 39 years old and is married with two children, one of whom is in school. Derly has a fishing business. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Derly has requested a loan in order to buy fishing gear and other equipment. She has been in this business for three years. In the future, Derly would like to save enough money to expand her business and to repair her family's home.
225 USD financed in July 2014 (100% reimbursed)
Marianie has a banana business in Bayawan, in the Philippines. She is running this business alone since 2009. In November 2013, the monster typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated the Philippines and affected more than 14 million people. Marianie requested a loan to buy more bananas to sell. Marianie’s goal is to be able to save money and to expand her business.