Mwanamisi has been operating her business of selling fire wood for the past six years. She is married and has eight children; seven attend school and one is married. She sells firewood from home to her neighbours. She earns her other source of income from her spouse's salary. With the KES 20,000 she wants to purchase a lorry of firewood. Previously she was selling flat breads and cooked beans. Mwanamisi faces the major challenge of high transport costs and high competition. She hopes to expand and open a charcoal stall in the future. She decided to work with Yehu because of its simplicity of membership and the fact that it did not require complex collateral. She owns a house that has no electricity but does have piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and food.
About Yehu Microfinance Trust
This loan is administered by Yehu Microfinance Trust, which was founded in 1998 as a project of CHOICE Humanitarian Kenya. In July 2007, Yehu became a separate entity from CHOICE and was registered as a trust. Since then, Yehu has expanded to cover over half of Kenya’s 13 coastal districts.