A loan of $500 helped to buy bags of charcoal.


Phidema's story

Phidema lives in Mombasa, Kenya. She has a charcoal business that has been operation for four years. She has employed someone who helps her run the business. This is the only source of income that she has. She is 25 years old and married with one child who attends school. She learned about Milango through her friends when she wanted funding for the business. She wants to transition to selling gas in future. She seeks a loan to buy bags of charcoal for resale. The major challenges that she faces in the business are the regulations by the government that do not favor her business and that her clients take goods on credit and do not pay on time. The extra income that she raises from the business will pay her child’s school fees.


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