Zainab is a widowed lady who lives in Kongowea, Kenya and is an events manager. She began the business five years ago. Her main duties are to liaise with event organizers (e.g. weddings, promotions etc), plan logistics for such events and follow through until they are completed, although her main contribution is often in the form of renting out her chairs. She is a mother of six children, three of whom are in school. Besides this business, Zainab also owns rental houses and sells foodstuffs to the residents around her house.
She is applying for a loan of 43,150 Kenya shillings to purchase more plastic chairs. Zainab was introduced to Milango by her friend and decided to join in order to access credit. Zainab looks forward to establishing and making her business known and believes this will help her pay for her children’s school fees. She will re invest the extra income obtained to expand operations.