Kyros Komba and Ishmael Koamoa were both born with polio. As a result, their parents shunned them from birth. They have formed an incredible friendship but were forced to beg on the streets for food. Kyros used the microloan to start a small shop selling sweets, teas, and cigarettes, while Ishmael opened a shop selling drinks. In doing so, they have the ability to earn their own money and not be forced to a life of begging for their survival.