Catherine, only 24 years of age, has been running her own salon in Mombasa, Kenya for three years. The hair stylist has faced several challenges so far, including competition in the market, the high price of cosmetics, the cost of electricity and inflation rates.
Catherine has a plan, in the next five years, to open a cosmetics shop alongside her salon. This will enable her to maximize the income she earns since her customers will be buying cosmetics from her shop.
Catherine learned of Milango through her friends at a time she really needed to finance her business. She received a previous loan with Milango that she repaid without problems. Catherine is now requesting a new loan to buy shelves, braids and weaves for her salon. She is working hard to make sure that she has a better life in the future.