Mary lives in Mariakani area of Coast province, Kenya. She is married and has five children. She owns a green grocery which she has been operating for four years. In this business, Mary sells vegetables like tomatoes, kale, etc. She began the business from the income from her farming business, selling one cow to obtain start-up capital.
Mary learnt about Milango through a friend and joined with an aim of accessing credit to improve business operations. The challenges she is facing are price fluctuation and inflation, purchasing stock and the seasonal business climate.
Mary is applying for a loan of 73,050 Kenya shillings to buy vegetables like tomatoes wholesale. The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to purchase clothes and set up a boutique in addition to helping educate her children.