Zakia, 37, is a married woman with six children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
For the past four years, Zakia has operated a restaurant business from home, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Her major dream is to establish a retail shop in the future.
Zakia plans to use this KES 30,000 loan to purchase cooking oil, wheat flour, rice and cereals. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.