Farida lives in the Mariakani area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is married and has four children. She owns a retail shop that sells brooms, a business that she has been operating for ten years. She started her business with her personal savings.
She learned about Milango through some friends who invited her to the group. She joined the group with the aim of accessing loans to improve her business operations. Her main challenges are customers not paying on time and purchasing inventory.
Farida is applying for a loan of 41,850 Kenya Shillings to pay for her transport expenses and buy more brooms. Her extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to pay for her children's school fees. Her goal is to build a storefront.