Bahati lives in the Mombasa area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is married and has two school-going children. She owns a retail shop, a business she has been running for four years. She sells foodstuffs, household goods, and other items.
Bahati 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 challenge is lack of adequate finances for business expansion, a problem she sees partly addressed by this loan.
Bahati is applying for a loan of 53,750 Kenyan shillings to buy grocery stock, such as maize, beans, rice, and cooking fat. The extra income resulting from the loan will be added to her savings to improve the livings standards of her family and pay school fees for her children. She aspires to open a mini wholesale business.