Mwenda is a married woman with eight children, seven of whom attend school. One child is still too young for school. She owns a house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
For the past 20 years, Mwenda has operated a retail shop business, selling to her neighbours and passersby. In addition she also operates a dairy farming business which contributes to her other source of income. Mwenda faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation in her business. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.
With the KES 40,000 she wants to purchase bundles of sugar, wheat flour, maize flour, cooking fat oil and salt. 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.