Mwanasiti is a 40-year-old married woman with seven children, one of whom is in school. She has been selling khangas to the general public for the last 10 years. Her aim is to open a clothing shop in the future. Mwanasiti lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She also sells coconuts and cereals as her side businesses. She describes price fluctuation and market competition to be her major challenges.
With the loan of KES 50,000, she plans to purchase pieces of khanga for sale.
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.