Agnes M. is thirty-two years old. She is single and has three children between the ages of twelve and three. Her business is located at a very busy market in Mwingi and is known Mama ka Kim. Agnes is served by the Thika branch. Thika is the region in Kenya known for the production of pineapples.
Agnes provides tailoring services by making clothes such as skirts, blouses, dresses and shirts. She serves the local people, and she has been in this business for five years now. She says that this business is profitable and the only major challenge she has is that her customers take too long in coming to pick up the clothes, therefore delaying payments and tying up her capital. However, she works very hard to keep her business doing well.
She is using her loan of 20,000 KES to buy more materials to expand her business and meet the customers' needs. In the future, she hopes to open a wholesale shop for selling materials. She also sees herself giving her children a good education up to the university level. She describes herself as hardworking, ambitious and quiet.