Hadija lives in Kongowea, Kenya. She is a 43-year-old married business woman with two children who are still in school. She has been running a grocery store in Kongowea for the last four years. This business has been feeding her family and she does everything to make sure that it succeeds despite the competition and funding challenges. She learned about Kiva's partner, Milango Financial Services, through friends, and now she seeks a loan to buy cabbage, kale, tomatoes, and fruit for her grocery store. She will use the extra income that she will earn to improve her living standards and pay school fees for her children.