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A loan of $575 helped to buy home products.

Tima's story

Tima is a 57-year-old married woman with three children. She describes herself as honest. She operates a retail store, where she sells home products. She has been involved in this business for two years; it is located in a viable business area, and her primary customers are local residents. She describes insecurity within the area as her biggest challenge.

Tima will use the 50,000 KES loan to buy home products. Her goal is to improve her business within five years. This is her third loan with SMEP DTM after managing to repay her previous loans of 20,000 and 30,000 KES.

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