Philistia is a married woman. She has 5 children. She describes herself to be a disciplined and polite woman. She operates a poultry business where she sells chickens. Her business is located within a viable business area and her primary customers are local residents. She describes her biggest business challenge to be insufficient funds for improving the business. She will use the KES 21000 loan to buy a water tank which will be used by her family members for household activities. Her business goal is to venture into the dairy-farming business within 5 years. This is her sixth loan with SMEP DTM, after managing to pay off a loan of KES 20,000 previously.
About Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.