Mary is a 44-year-old married woman. She has 5 children whose ages range from 10 years to 24 years. She describes herself as a social and business-oriented woman. She operates a retail business where she sells charcoal. She has been involved in this business for 6 years.
Mary's business is located in a highly populated area and her primary customers are local residents. She describes her biggest business challenge as being a shortage of charcoal to sell. She will use the KES 40,000 loan to buy bags of charcoal to sell. Her business goal is to be a wholesaler of charcoal within 5 years. She hopes that in the future, she will improve the living standard of people. This is her second loan with SMEP DTM. Mary also sells cereals to add to her business income.