A loan of $225 helped to buy tea tree seedlings for the business.

Charles's story

Charles lives in Nanyuki area of Central province, Kenya. He is a married father of four. He started the business through his own savings. Prior to starting up this business, Charles was a farmer planting maize, potatoes and beans.

Charles learned about Milango through a friend who invited him to join the group and he joined the group with an aim of accessing credit to better his business operations. The main challenges he faces are finding customers for the current business and seasonal weather, a challenge he believes he can overcome by purchasing a water pump.

Charles is applying for a loan of 18,525 Kenya shillings to buy tea tree seedlings for the business. His extra income from the loan will be added to the savings to expand the business. His future plan in five years time is to do large-scale farming.

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