Janet lives in the Changamwe area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is married and has one child who has not yet begun schooling. Janet owns a boutique that has been in operation for the last two years. Janet also sells water to her neighbors.
She joined Milango after an invitation from her friend in order to access credit. This was because she lacked capital to increase stock in her business. Janet is applying for a loan of 30,000 Kenyan shillings to purchase handbags and clothes.
It is peak season in Changamwe and with Christmas festivities approaching, Janet believes she can make enough sales to save for her future use and also improve the living standard of her family. Her future ambition is to open other stalls.