Kanze is a married mother of six children. She lives in Malindi and sells roofing materials, commonly referred to as ‘makuti’. These items are preferred for roofing in the Malindi area and on the coast in general, since they insulate from the heat mostly experienced on the coast during the daytime. Kanze has been running the business for two years.
Kanze was introduced to Milango by her friends and is applying for a loan of 20,000 Kenya shillings to purchase more coconut fronds and thread for sewing. Her main challenges are high inflation which has reduced the purchasing power of most customers and the lack of reliable customers.
Kanze will save the additional income from this loan.