Rose lives in Malindi, Kenya. She is a single mother of three. All her three children attend school and they depend on her for everything. She sells charcoal to retail businesses in Malindi town. She has been in this business for the last six years. Her charcoal sells quickly and she has four employees who help her run the business. She also deals in animal sales.
The challenge in her business is police who are really corrupt. Transportation costs are also high. She learned about Milango through friends and she now seeks a loan to buy 20 bags of charcoal and firewood for sale. Income raised from the business will help her pay school fees for her children and improve their living standards.