Salim lives in the Mariakani area of Coast Province, Kenya. He is married and has one school-going child. He owns a transportation business which he has been operating for two years. This mode of transport (motorcycle) is greatly preferred because of the bad road network that is not accessible by regular vehicles.
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 high transportation and fuel prices, seasonal weather, and finding customers.
Salim is applying for a loan of 41,850 Kenya Shillings to add to his savings and purchase a motorcycle. The extra income from the loan will be added to his savings to expand his business. His dream is to see his business grow and buy another motorbike to boost his transportation business.