Mwanamkasi is a widowed woman with six children, five of whom are enrolled in school. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She operates a kiosk and a green grocery, and has been doing so for the last seven years. She joined Yehu to access loans, and aspires to open a new kiosk in the future. Poor transportation infrastructure is her major challenge. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.
With the Ksh. 25,000, she intends to purchase stock for her businesses.
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.