Charles lives in the Changamwe area of Coast province, Kenya. He is married and has one child. He owns a tailoring shop, a business he has been operating for one and a half years now. He also sells assorted retail items like spoons, cups, basins etc.
He learnt about Milango through a friend who invited him to the group and he joined with an aim of accessing credit to improve his business operations. His main challenge is customers who delay to collect their clothes, letting the work pile up.
Charles is applying for a loan of 21,100 Kenya shillings to buy materials, sewing thread and pins. His extra income will be added to his savings to improve the living standard of his family. He aspires to expand and open some two more tailor shops and employ workers.