Karisa lives in the Kongowea area of Coast province, Kenya. He is a married business man. He owns a retail shop, a business which he has been operating for two years. In this shop, Karisa sells charcoal. Besides this, he also farms, planting crops.
He learned about Milango through a friend, with the aim of accessing credit to improve the business operations. The challenge he is facing is bad debts.
Karisa is applying for a loan of 10,700 Kenyan shillings to buy additional stock of charcoal for his shop. The extra income from the loan will be added to his savings to improve the living standard of his family. His aspiration is to open a butchery.