Celestina lives in the Mariakani area of Coast province, Kenya. She is married and has one child. She owns a green grocery, which she has been operating for three years. In this business, Celestina sells greens, fruits, vegetables, etc. She also runs a transport business, owning a motorcycle which transports people around the area.
Celestina learned about Milango through a friend with an aim of accessing credit to improve the business operations. The challenges she is facing are price fluctuations and inflation, purchasing stock and a seasonal business climate.
Celestina is applying for a loan of 85,900 Kenya shillings to buy vegetables on a wholesale basis and tomatoes. The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to expand the business. Her plans for the future are to start other businesses.