2018 172 Alice300 USD financed in January 2018


Alice is a married mother of two children living in Changamwe, Kenya. She lives at her own house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is fees for the children’s school. For the past six years, she has operated a clothes-selling business, selling from door to door to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. With the 300 USD loan that she is requesting, she wants to purchase more clothes for resale.

Luz Adriana

2018 171 Luz Adriana375 USD financed in January 2018


Luz Adriana, 27, lives in San Bernardo del Viento, Colombia. She is divorced and has two young children, whom she loves very much. Luz Adriana has a grocery store, which she started three years ago to improve her family’s economic situation. She has been successful, because her family has a much better quality of life. Luz Adriana is a humble woman who works hard but now she wants to start doing better so she can make more money to provide for her family. She is asking for a 375 USD loan to stock up on rice, sugar, coffee, oil, vegetables and other grocery items to have more to offer her clients.


2018 170 Halima175 USD financed in January 2018


Halima is a 35-year-old married mother of two. She is a food vendor who sells local food in Tujijenge, Tanzania. Halima has been in this business for 2 years. She is a hardworking person who works from 6:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. The woman is applying for this loan to purchase food items such as kilos of rice, wheat flour, cooking oil, utensils, saucepans, plates, and seats for her customers. Her dream is to open a big restaurant in the near future.

María Del Rosario

2017 169 Maria225 USD financed in December 2017


María Del Rosario is a 34 year old business woman who lives in Barranquilla, Colombia. She has been selling fried food for living almost a year. Her customers are people living in the neighbourhood. Maria is aiming to reduce her costs and make wholesale purchases. In order to that, she needs a 225 USD loan to buy some extra corn, flour, salt and oil.


2017 168 Esther725 USD financed in December 2017


Esther is a 28-year-old single mother to an infant and she makes a living selling hamburgers in the rural area of Betanzos, Bolivia, which is a popular tourist spot due to the local caves and their cave paintings. Esther and her child live in a rented room and from the same place she also rents a kitchen space which has a door that leads to the street. She uses this as a diner and she sells her burgers with egg and soft drinks from Monday to Friday at night with the rest of her time dedicated to looking after her child. She asks for a 725 USD loan to improve the kitchen space and increase the amount of seating. Her dream is have a fast food restaurant and she wants to increase sales to meet the demand and improve her income in order to support her child.


2017 167 Fanice400 USD financed in December 2017


Fanice is a thirty-three-year-old woman who is happily married and lives with her husband and four kids in Mombasa, Kenya. Fanice is a businesswoman and runs a boutique. She is a hard-working person and well known for opening her boutique very early in the morning and meeting all her customer needs. Fanice is asking for the $400 loan to increase the stock of clothes and shoes which will help her increase the business income. She dreams of expanding her business so she could let her children go to university. This was done thanks to our partnership with MLE Empowering Apparel. asbl
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