Mwaka is a 55-year-old mother of five children, all of whom are adults. She has been supplying coconuts to the various markets for the last 15 years. Mwaka lives in her own house that has both electricity and piped water. She describes high transport cost to be her major challenge. Another challenge is that she spends more on food over the month. She aims to expand the business and to supply her goods in more markets in various towns in the future. With the loan of KES 60,000, Mwaka will be able to purchase stock of coconuts to sell.
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.