Thanks to customers, Strapping Fellow has made a $50 loan to Josué Elmer from El Salvadore and a $50 loan to Saumu from Kenya

Elmer, 25, is in a relationship and has two children ages 5 and 3. He was only able to attend school through fourth grade of primary school because his family couldn’t pay for his education. His wife works from home and just she and their two children depend on him. Elmer is a vendor who sells sweet bread and French bread from his motorcycle. He has done this work for over four years and learned from a friend. He works every day, traveling around 22 kilometers. He is requesting this loan to repair his motorcycle and invest in his business. He dreams of giving his children an education and building his own home.You can read more about him on his Kiva profile below.

Saumu is a married woman and has two children, both of whom attend school. She lives at a rental that has electricity and piped water. She has operated a tailoring business for the past four years. She makes suits for women and men. Her potential clients are ladies and gents. She dreams of establishing a boutique in the future.

With the 50,000 KES, she wants to purchase cloth materials and sewing thread for her business. You can read more about her on her Kiva profile below.

Strapping fellow has now loaned $1,650 through Kiva!