Omar lives in Malindi area of Coast Province, Kenya. He is married and has four children; three of whom are in school. He owns a retail shop that he has been operating for three years. He also runs a food café.
He learnt about Milango through friends who invited him to the group and he joined the group with the aim of accessing credit to improve his business operations. His main challenges are price fluctuations and inflation, seasonal weather and purchasing stock.
Omar is applying for a loan of 21,050 Kenya shillings to buy retail stock like cooking oil, soap, flour etc. The extra income from the loan will be added to his savings to pay for school fees. His future plan is to open another stall.