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A loan of $250 helped to add to her stock of sugar, flour, rice and cooking oil.


Elvinah's story

Elvinah is a 33-year-old married woman. She has four children with ages ranging from 2 years to 12 years. She describes herself to be ambitious. She operates a retail store. She has been involved in this business for five years and employs one staff member. Her business is located in a shopping centre.

Elvinah describes her biggest business challenge to be inadequate capital for expansion. She will use the Kes 20,000 loan to add to her stock of sugar, flour, rice and cooking oil. This is her first loan with SMEP DTM.


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