Mwanasiti is a married woman with seven children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees.
She has operated a retail shop for over three years, selling to her neighbors and people who pass by her store. A major challenge Mwanasiti faces is the seasonality of her business. She hopes to sell wholesale products in the future.
With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase two sacks of sugar, wheat flour, maize flour and washing soaps. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to start her business.
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.