Mwanakonze is a married woman with three children, all adults. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She has been operating a food stall for the past ten years where she sells her goods at the market, mostly to the market attendants. She describes price fluctuations as her major drawback, and she dreams of opening a hotel in the future. Her other sources of income include earnings from her rental house and those from her children. With the loan of Ksh 35000, she will be able to purchase cooking oil, wheat flour, rice and sugar.
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.