Boaz is a taxi owner living in Mariakani, Kenya. He is married and has one child. He has been operating the business for twelve years. His family also earns some income from a retail shop run by his wife.
Boaz joined Milango this year and is applying for a loan of 41,850 Kenyan shillings (KES) to repaint the taxi car and to carry out minor repairs. His ambition is to register the business and provide the best taxi business in the area.
The extra income will also form part of Boaz’s future savings and help him pay for his children’s school fees. The challenges currently are high cost of fuel, bad debts arising from the business, and at times a seasonal business climate. He desires to own more taxis in the future.