Zipporah is a 49-year-old married woman. She has two children, ages 14 years and 21 years old. She describes herself as a self-driven and business-oriented woman. She operates a retail store where she sells household items such as flour, sugar, salt, maize flour, soda, bread, tea leaves, etc. She has been involved in this business for six years. Her business is located in a residential area and her primary customers are residents from the environs. She describes her biggest business challenge as insufficient funds for improving the business.
Zipporah will use this 90,000 Kenyan shilling (KES) loan to buy household items to sell. Her business goal is to be a distributor within five years. She hopes that, in the future, she will run the leading profitable distributor business in her hometown. This is her third loan with SMEP DTM after managing to repay her previous loans of 20,000 KES and 50,000 KES.