Gabriel lives in the Mariakani area of Coast Province, Kenya. He owns a food stall and employs one other person. He mainly sells deep fried foods like potatoes, fish, etc. He learned about Milango through friends who invited him to the group and he joined with the aim of accessing credit to improve his business operations. His main challenges are competition and the affects of seasonal changes.
Gabriel is applying for a loan of 41,850 Kenya shillings to buy food stock; e.g. potatoes, cassava, cooking fat etc. He will use the extra income from the loan to improve his living standards. His dream is to open a food cafe.