Mwenda is a 26-year-old married woman. She has 3 children and all 3 are enrolled in school. Her husband's name is Karisa and he works as a tailor.
Mwenda operates a retail shop business and sells her goods in the shop. She's worked in this business for 2 years and was previously employed as a farmer. Her primary customers are neighbours and passersby. She describes her greatest business challenge to be seasonality and her highest monthly expense is food for the family. She rents a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Mwenda will use the Kes 20000 loan to purchase bundles of wheat flour, detergents, and cooking fat oil. Mwenda aspires to establish a retail shop business in the future. She joined Yehu to access capital.
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.