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A loan of $250 helped to buy khat to sell.


Jacob's story

Jacob is a married man. He has 3 children with ages ranging from 7 years to 15 years. He describes himself to be an energetic and focused man.

Jacob operates a retail business where he sells khat. He has been involved in this business for 3 years. His business is located in a potential business environment with a high demand of khat and his primary customers are people from neighboring country and local residents. He describes his biggest business challenge to be inadequate funds for improving the business.

Jacob will use this KES 20,000 loan to buy khat to sell. His business goal is to be the best supplier of khat within 5 years. This is his first loan with SMEP DTM.


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