Beatrice is a 22-year-old, married woman. She has two children, ages 2 and 6 years. She describes herself as an honest, hard-working and ambitious woman.
She operates a greengrocery stall, where she sells fruits and vegetables. She has been involved in this business for four years. Her business is located in a well-populated area, and her primary customers are local residents. She says her biggest business challenge is a shortage of stock for selling. She will use the KES 20,000 loan to address that challenge, by buying vegetables and fruits to resell. Her business goal is to run a well-established grocery store within five years. This is her first loan with SMEP DTM.
In addition to managing her greengrocery business, Beatrice sells meals, snacks and tea in her restaurant, which increases her business income.