Elizabeth lives in the Kongowea area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is married and has two children; both of whom are in school. She owns a retail shop for selling wheat/maize flour, kerosene, cooking oils, sugar, etc. and the business has been operating for two years. Elizabeth started the business through her personal savings. She also has a charcoal business and is employed as a teacher.
Elizabeth learned about Milango through friends who invited her to the group. She joined the group with the aim of accessing credit to improve her business operations. Her main challenge is price fluctuations. She looks forward to owning a larger wholesale outlet.
Elizabeth is applying for a loan of 21,100 Kenya shillings to buy additional retail stock e.g. wheat/maize flour, kerosene, cooking oils, sugar, etc.. The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to help her pay the loan.