Mishi is a 38 year old married woman with five children, all of whom are in school. She sells snacks retail from her home and door to door. She has been in this business for the last six years and she dreams of opening a café and wholesale arm in the future. Mishi owns a house that has electricity but no running water. Her major challenge is the high cost of commodities, which lower her profits based on the fact that her business has not yet stabilized. Mishi’s greatest monthly expense is school fees.
With the loan of KSh 50,000, she plans to purchase a bigger oven for frying her snacks and to add to her stocks of wheat flour and cooking oil.
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.