Miswalehe is a married woman with four children, three of whom attend school while one has graduated. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the past ten years, Miswalehe has operated a street food-selling business, selling at the market to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Her major dream is to become self reliant in the future. With the Kshs 40,000 Miswalehe wants to establish a stall for selling food, and purchase sacks of beans and rice. 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.