Eli lives in the Mariakani area of Coast Province, Kenya. He is married and has four children. He owns a battery service shop, a business in which he charges batteries. The business has been in operation for three years.
He learned about Milango through friends, who invited him to the group. He joined with the aim of accessing credit to improve his business operations. His main challenges are inflation and bad debts.
Eli is applying for a loan of 62,650 Kenyan shillings, to buy battery acid and a charging machine. The extra income from the loan will be added to his savings, used to improve the living standard of his family, and used to repay the loan. He anticipates great business, once the rural electrification program is complete.