Tabu lives in the Kongowea area of Coast province, Kenya. She is a married mother of eight children, though only the last two still attend school. She owns a green grocery stall which she has been operating for 12 years. In this business, Tabu sells greens, fruits, vegetables, cereals, etc.. The family also earns some income from farming.
Tabu learned about Milango through a Milango employee and joined with an aim of accessing credit to improve the business operations. The challenge she is facing is high cost of transportation of products from the source to her business site.
Tabu is applying for a loan of 22,000 Kenya shillings to buy vegetables wholesale and fish, coconut, etc.. The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to expand the business and pay for her children’s school fees. Her plans for the future are to start other businesses and also open stalls in different areas.