Elsah lives in the Mombasa area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is married and has four children. She owns a green grocer, a business which she has been operating for seven years. She sells tomatoes, sugar, onions etc in this business.
Elsah learnt about Kiva partner 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 the high costs of transport while sourcing the goods.
Elsah is applying for a loan of 74,450 Kenya shillings in order to buy vegetables and fruits wholesale. She hopes to someday be a major supplier of fruits even to the hotels.