Fellistus, 39 years old, is married and has 2 children, 5 and 15 years. She describes herself as an honest woman. Fellistus operates a tailoring retail store, providing clothing repair services and making new dresses to sell. She has been involved in this business for 3 years and employs staff members. Her business is located in a viable business area and her primary customers are local residents. Fellistus describes her biggest business challenge to be the high prices for fabric used to make new dresses.
Fellistus will use this KES 50,000 loan to buy a sewing machine. This is her second loan with SMEP DTM. Previously, she took out a loan of KES 20,000, which she repaid successfully. Fellistus' business goal is to run a boutique within 5 years. She hopes to improve her family's living standards in the future.