Elizabeth lives in the Kongowea area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is married and has four children. She owns a retail shop, a business that has been running for six years. She employs two other people in the business.
She learned about Milango through friends who invited her to the group, and she joined with the aim of accessing credit to improve her business operations. Her main business challenges are high transport costs and bad debts.
Elizabeth is applying for a loan of 53,800 Kenyan shillings to buy retail stock (eg. rice, sugar, flour, cooking oil, etc.). The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to improve the living standards of her family and pay school fees for her children.