Harriet is a resident of Mariakani in Coast Province, Kenya. She is a single business lady. Harriet owns a retail shop, a business that she has been running for two years. Harriet began the business through the savings she made from casual jobs. In this shop, she sells ropes, brooms, etc. She learned about Milango from other clients and joined the institution with the aim of accessing credit to improve the operation of her business. Her main challenges are bad debts, high market fees, and taxation.
Harriet is applying for a loan of 41,900 Kenyan shillings to purchase brooms, ropes, etc. for sale. The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to help open a salon business. She aspires to own other centers and plan for her child’s education with much security.