Mwenda is a married woman with three children. Two have graduated from school while one is still too young for school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
For the past two years, she has operated a retail shop business, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of expanding her business to become a wholesaler in the future.
With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and sugar. 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.