Samuel owns a carpentry workshop, a business he has been operating for 14 years. In his shop, Samuel builds and sells such items as doors, tables, and beds. Samuel lives with his wife and their school-going child in the Kongowea area of Coast province, Kenya.
He learned about Milango through a friend who invited him to the group, and he joined with the aim of accessing credit to improve his business operations. The primary challenge he faces is competition from other carpenters.
Samuel is applying for a loan of 73,050 Kenya shillings to buy timber for the business. The extra income expected from the loan will be added to his savings to improve the living standards of his family.
His plan for the future is to become a supplier of timber.