Neema lives in Malindi area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is married and has six school-going children. Neema owns a food stall, a business which she has been operating for two years. This is her only source of income currently.
She learne 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 competition and the high costs of transport while sourcing for the goods, but she believes she can reduce this by purchasing large quantities through this loan.
Neema is applying for a loan of 31,500 Kenya shillings to buy food stock like flour, cooking fat, rice, fuel wood etc. She will use the extra from the loan to improve on the living standards of her family, and especially education.