Mwanafuraha lives in Tiribe, Kenya with her one child who is two years old. She dreams of a promising future in which she will be able to provide her little one with the potential for success. Her child is the motivation behind her work selling fast food such as French fries. Her business is open on weekends and holidays. It is located in her home and she sells for cash to passersby in her area as well as to neighbors, family members and friends. They are familiar with the products that Mwanafuraha prepares and are loyal to her business. Mwanafuraha's goal is to achieve sustainable growth and, in this way, improve her family's income. Her biggest challenge is to build up enough working capital to be able to grow her business.
Mwanafuraha is currently applying for a Kiva loan (her second loan through Yehu Microfinance Trust). She will use it to buy supplies such as sauces, breads, sausages and meat in larger volumes so that she can develop her offerings even further.
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.