Consolata O. O. is fifty-two years old and married. Her husband works for National Social Security Fund. They have six children, aged between twenty-five and sixteen. She owns a second hand clothes business where she also sells curtains and bedsheets. Her business is located at the busy Kibuye market in Kisumu.
Consolata has been in business for seven years. Her business is profitable, but her major challenge is the high cost of operation in terms of money needed to move to and from the market. However, she works very hard to keep her business doing well.
Consolata plans to use her loan of 80,000 KES to buy more clothes to grow her business and meet the demands of her customers. She sees herself owning a wholesale clothes shop in the future. She describes herself as very resilient and God fearing.