Thomas lives in the Kongowea area of Coast Province, Kenya. He is married and has one child. He owns a cafe that sells french fries, which he has been operating for two years. He also sells firewood. In addition, Thomas owns a motorcycle which provides transportation in the area.
He heard about Milango through friends who invited him to the group. He joined with the aim of accessing credit to improve his business operations. His main challenges are debts and high transportation and fuel costs.
Thomas is applying for a loan of 21,100 Kenyan shillings to buy potatoes for his business and firewood to sell. His extra income from the loan will be added to his savings to pay school fees for his child and to improve his standard of living. His dream is to open another cafe.