Heshimu lives in the Mariakani area of Coast Province, Kenya. He is single. He owns a barber shop, a business that he has been operating for seven years. He started his business with his personal savings.
He learned about Milango through some friends who invited him to the group. He joined the group with the aim of accessing loans to improve his business operations. His main challenges are price fluctuations, inflation, theft, and purchasing equipment.
Heshimu is applying for a loan of 41,850 Kenya Shillings to purchase barber shop equipment, etc. His extra income from the loan will be added to his savings to buy a shaver. His goal is to expand his business through opening another barber shop.