Anna lives in the Kongowea area of Coast province, Kenya. She is a married business lady who owns a salon, which she has been operating for two years and employs three other people. She also earns some income from a retail shop, selling charcoal and a barber shop. She has four school-going children.
Anna learned about Milango through a friend and joined with an aim of accessing credit to improve her business operations. The challenges she is facing is competition and lack of enough capital to expand the business, an issue she feels will be partly sorted by this new loan application.
Anna is applying for a loan of 43,200 Kenyan shillings to buy additional stock of cosmetics, hair food, etc. The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to help her educate her children, especially at college levels.