Grace lives in the Mombasa area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is married and has one school-going child. She owns a grocery shop, a business which she has been running for twelve years. In the business, she sells foodstuffs, household goods and kerosene.
She learnt 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 challenges are inflation and high rental fees.
Grace is applying for a loan of 21,050 Kenya shillings to buy grocery stock, e.g., maize, beans, rice and cooking fat. The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to improve the living standard of her family and pay school fees for her children. She aspires to open other retail shops and invest in building a residential house.