A loan of $600 helped to purchase more charcoal to sell.


Lydia's story

Lydia is 39 year old and operates a retail store where she sells charcoal, which she has been doing for five years. Her business is located in an area with potential and her primary customers are the general public. Her biggest challenge is lack of funds.

Lydia is requesting her second loan from SMEP DTM for 50,000 KES, which she will use to buy more charcoal to sell. She will use the anticipated profits to pay back the loan. She hopes that in the future she will be financially stable.


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