Location: Gataka, Kenya
Age: 51 years old
Business: General Store
Loan Amount: $250
Personal and Family Information:
Married with two children
Mr. Geoffrey Akwalu is married with two children and lives in
Gataka, a city near Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. Akwalu worked in the timber
business for five years until his place of work was closed. Mr.
Akwalu and his wife must work various odd jobs to survive and
provide for their family. He is disabled with club feet which puts
a limit on what he is able to do. After finishing high
school, he completed a course in book binding, and is a library
assistant at a school for the handicapped in Nairobi.
Geoffrey would like to use the loan to open up a small store to
sell general merchandise. He mentions in his loan application that
if he is given a loan, his son and wife could work in the store
which would enable him to find work elsewhere as an additional
source of income.