Suleiman lives in Mariakani area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is married and has four children.
She owns a retail shop for selling juice, bottled water, sweets, etc., and the business has been operating for three years. Suleiman started the business through her personal savings and at that time operated a grocery stall.
Suleiman learned about Milango through friends who invited her to the group. She joined the group with the aim of accessing credit to improve her business operations. Her main challenges are price fluctuations and inflation.
Suleiman is applying for a loan of KES 104,750 to buy retail stock like flour, sugar, salt, and bottled water. The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to help her pay the loan. Her future plan is to expand to a wholesale shop.