Mwanaisha is a 35-year-old married woman with seven children who are all enrolled in school. Her husband works as a employee at the water ministry. For the past 10 years, Mwanaisha has operated a fish-selling business at the market. Her primary customers are local community members. Mwanaisha describes her greatest business challenge to be seasonality. She owns a house without electricity or running water and her highest monthly expense is school fees. Mwanaisha joined Yehu because of its flexible and affordable policies.
Mwanaisha is requesting a 50,000 KES loan to buy more bundles of fish. She aspires to expand her business and open a new kiosk in the future.
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.