Mwanakombo is a married woman with five children, three of whom attend school. She owns a house that has piped water, but not electricity. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
For the past five years, she has operated a retail shop business, selling household consumptions to her local neighbours. She also has a decoration business which provides her another source of income. Mwanakombo faces the major challenge of transportation during the rainy season when it becomes difficult to travel. She dreams of expanding and establishing a wholesale shop.
With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, paraffin and detergents. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost 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.