Mariam lives in Changamwe in Coast Province, Kenya and has three children.
She owns a food cafe, a business that she has been running for ten years. She sells cooked potatoes, beverages and buns.
She learnt about Milango from an employee and joined the institution with the aim of accessing credit to improve the operations of her business. Her main challenge has been bad debts and the high cost of food.
Mariam is applying for a loan of 21,100 Kenya shillings to purchase wheatflour and sugar. The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to improve the family's living standards, especially the education of her children.