Mariam lives in the Mombasa area of Coast province, Kenya. She is married and is a fresh juice vendor, a business she has been operating for five years now. She started the business with her savings.
She learnt about Milango through a friend who invited her to the group and she joined with the goal of accessing credit to improve her business operations. Her main challenge is the high cost of materials and unpredictable weather that affects the constant supply of fruits.
Mariam is applying for a loan of 41,850 Kenya shillings to buy fruits wholesale and a cooler box. Her extra income will be added to pay school fees for her children. She aspires to expand her business to a bigger one than the one she has and to serve more customers. She desires to own a house in the future.