Martin is a resident of Mombasa, Kenya. He runs a retail shop that has been in operation for six years. His business is located in the area normally visited by truck drivers linking two Kenyan cities. He is married and has two children. He received the startup capital from his savings.
Martin joined Milango upon introduction by his friends and is applying for a loan of 83,450 Kenyan shillings to purchase motor vehicle spare parts, e.g., back lights, bulbs and oil. The only challenges to the business have been price fluctuations and the high cost of retail stock. Martin believes that the business will grow and that he will soon have a chain of businesses.