Fauzia lives in the Kongowea area of Coast province, Kenya. She is married and has eight children, the youngest two of whom are in school. She owns a food cafe, a business she has been operating for five years. Apart from this, she earns an income from a farming business. She also sells clothes.
She learned about Milango through one of its employees, who invited her to a group. She joined Milango with an aim of accessing credit to improve the business operations. The challenges she is facing include price fluctuations and bad debts.
Fauzia is applying for a loan of 21,050 Kenyan shillings to buy food ingredients, like flour, cereals and cooking fat. The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings, and used to improve the living standard of her family and to pay her children’s school fees. Her plan for the future is to expand through opening another food cafe.