Perez A. J. is a widowed lady with four children between the ages of 21 and 12.
Her business is located at the Jubilee municipal market in Kisumu. She sells fruits and vegetables to the local people and visitors as well. She has been in this business for ten years now and has one employee. She says that this business is profitable and the major challenge she has is there are so many people doing the same kind of business as hers in the area and so customers are spoiled for choice. She works very hard to keep her business doing well.
Apart from the grocery business Perez gets more income from her rental houses. However, she is using her loan of 60,000 KES to buy more fruits and vegetables to expand her business and satisfy her customers' needs. She hopes to give her children a good education and add to the number of her rental units to increase her income in the future. She describes herself as kind, humble and God-fearing.