A loan of $500 helped to repair her house.


Hellen's story

Hellen lives in the coastal town of Changamwe, Kenya. She is a widowed mother of three and runs a charcoal business. She started the business from the informal self-help groups where members of a group make individual contributions and the total is lent to one person at a time.

She was introduced to Milango and joined the group in order to access credit. Hellen is applying for a loan of 40,000 Kenya shillings to repair her house; she lives in an owner-occupier house. Hellen aspires to own a retail shop in the near future.

The additional income from this loan will help her construct another house.


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