Mwakamusha is a resident of Changamwe, Kenya, and she sells charcoal and firewood, a business she started six months ago. She is a single mother of one school-going child.
Mwakamusha is applying for a loan of 21,050 KES to purchase additional charcoal for sale. She has no other source of income and greatly depends on charcoal sales for her living. The challenges of this business include some customers not paying on time and the high cost of transport. This is especially difficult for a trader dealing with little stock and, thus, a reduced profit margin.
Mwakamusha aspires to build a house for her family in the near future and to supply charcoal to other dealers. She believes her association with Milango and its partners will help her achieve these goals.