Consolata is a 54 year old entrepreneur and mother of six school-aged children. She lives with her family in Kisumu, Kenya. She began her current business of selling second-hand clothes in 2005. She specializes mainly in women’s clothing: skirts, dresses, and tops. She travels periodically to Nairobi, where she can purchase a good variety of merchandise at wholesale prices. The prime location of her business on a busy street, her many years of experience and friendly interaction with customers has enabled her to establish a solid clientele base.
Consolata is requesting a loan of $ 800 US to expand her business, invest in a trial stock of new ready-made clothes, and increase her stock of second-hand clothes.