Mwanamwinyi is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but does not have piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
She has operated a business selling kikois (colored cloth used for clothing), handbags, ornaments and purses for over two years. Mwanamwinyi sells door to door predominately to women and to her neighboring community. She faces the challenge of high transportation costs while selling door to door. She hopes to open a boutique and become self reliant in the future.
Mwanamwinyi decided to join Yehu to get loans in order to boost her business. With the 30,000 Kenyan shillings she hopes to purchase kikois, ornaments, handbags and purses for resale.
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.