Catherine is a married woman. She has two children, aged three and nine. She describes herself to be hardworking. Catherine operates a general store where she sells plastic items such as buckets, containers, school bags, baskets, mattresses, etc. She has been involved in this business for 11 years. Her business is located in a strategic business area. She describes her biggest business challenge to be insufficient funds for improving the business. Catherine will use the 20,000 KES loan to buy plastic items, buckets, baskets, mattresses, etc. Her business goal is to be a supplier within five years. This is her first loan with SMEP DTM.