Mche is 57 years old. She is a widow with six children aged between 10 and 20 years. She describes herself as a resilient woman. Previously, she was involved in a greengrocer business, and for the past 20 years she has been running a restaurant in addition to the greengrocer. She sells tea, food, snacks, etc.
She describes her place of operation as viable and busy. Her primary customers are repeat and walk-ins. Currently, she has three employees. She describes her business challenge to be the high prices of ingredients used in preparing food and tea. She will be using the loan of KES 10,000 to buy more vegetables and fruits for her grocery store.
In the next five years, Mche's hope and dream is to run a big hotel in her nearby town. She plans to use the profits and proceeds from the business to educate her children to university.