This is 36-year-old Mwanakombo. She is married and has four children who are in school. In 2008, Mwanakombo established a food vending business, selling food from her home. She mostly sells dumplings to the neighborhood. She began her business because she wanted to assist her husband with running their home.
She would like a loan of 10,000 KES. Mwanakombo is almost through with her first loan and now requires a new loan in order to buy cooking oil, wheat flour, sugar, and baking powder, to meet the needs of her clients during this month of Ramadan. Mwanakombo plans to open a food stall in future. She tells us that her major drawback is high market competition now that everyone wants to take advantage of this festive month of Ramadan.
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.