Mariam lives in the Likoni area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is a married business lady and owns a tailoring shop. This business has been running for ten years. Besides this, she also sells cosmetics. She learned about Milango through friends who invited her to the group and she joined with the aim of accessing credit to improve her business operations. Her main challenge is lack of adequate capital.
Mariam is applying for a loan of 4,550 Kenya shillings to buy a modern charcoal stove. She believes the family will enjoy an improved health status owing to the fact that the stove does not emit smoke and will reduce their energy consumption.