Mwanasha is a 52-year-old divorced woman with seven children, of whom one is enrolled in school. She lives in her own house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and medical bills for her family.
Mwanasha has operated a cafe for the past 6 years, selling food to the general public. She faces a major challenge of seasonality. She aspires to own a bigger restaurant.
With this loan of 20,000 Kenya shillings (KES), she wants to purchase additional stock of wheat flour, maize flour, and cooking oil. She decided to join Yehu to access funds 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.