Mapenzi lives with her husband Joseph and their three children in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Mapenzi operates a poultry business, selling to restaurant operators and neighbors. She started her business as a way to contribute to the household income. She was a farmer, and she sells farm produce.
Mapenzi's greatest challenge is that she does not have enough working capital to respond to the demand in a growing market. She needs to be prepared for these times by having enough chicks to rear to impact her market and to have good sales. Therefore, Mapenzi has turned to her first loan with Yehu Microfinance Trust and Kiva. Mapenzi will use her loan to buy chicks and chicken feed.
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.