Beja is a married man living in the coastal town of Likoni, Kenya. He is a farmer, a trade he has run for over 10 years. Beja has six children who have drawn their livelihood from this business. He was introduced to Milango by an employee and decided to join in order to access credit.
He is applying for a loan of 10,650 Kenya shilling to purchase seeds and fertilizers for his farm. The area is quite productive and produces food for the entire region during the rainy seasons.
The challenges facing his business are the seasonal weather and the high cost of transportation from the middlemen who buy the produce from him to take to the nearby markets. Beja’s ambition is to purchase a vehicle to supply the farm produce in the future.