A loan of $250 helped to buy stock of soft drinks.

Maurice Otieno's story

Maurice is a Kenyan man, aged 42. He is married with four children. He runs a soft drinks sales business. The business is situated in a bus terminus that is very busy, and his customers are travelers. He has been in the business for 11 years. He says that the business is good, and the major challenges he has are financial constraints, changes of weather and the escalating prices of commodities.

He is using his loan of 20,000 Kenyan shillings to increase stock of soft drinks to meet the demand of his customers. He hopes to give his children a good education to the university level. He also hopes to grow his cafe by putting up a permanent premises to run it in the future. He describes himself as God-fearing, aggressive, responsible, honest and humble. This is his second loan with SMEP DTM. His previous loan was repaid successfully.

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