Hassani is a farmer living in the coastal town of Likoni, Kenya. He is married and has four children. He has been in the business for over 10 years. Hassani started farming on a quarter-acre farm and has seen his business grow through the purchase of land. Now he carries out the business on two acres of land.
His tree farming is a profitable business due to the demand for charcoal and building materials around the coastal towns. He is applying for a loan of 10,650 Kenya shillings to purchase tree seeds and fertilizers.
Due to the periodic water shortages, Hassani hopes to acquire a water pump to irrigate the land and plant vegetables during the dry season. He plans to achieve this by saving the additional profits obtained by this loan.