Rachael N. K. is a married lady with one child aged five years old. Her business is located at the busy Kongowea-Karama market in Mombasa, Kenya. Mombasa is the coastal region of Kenya and is well known for its many tourist attraction sites, not forgetting the Indian ocean white beaches.
She sells clothes to the local people. She has been in this business for the last seven years. She says that this business is profitable and the major challenge she has is impassable roads during the rainy seasons, thus slowing her business. However, she works very hard to keep her business doing well. She is using her loan of Kes 40,000 to buy more clothes to expand her business and meet the demands of her customers, especially as we approach the Christmas festivities. She hopes to expand the buisness and move it to a more convenient place which is easily accessible, especially during the rainy seasons. She describes herself as hardworking, honest and goal oriented.