Mwenda is 35 years old. She is married and she has six dependent children. She lives in the Coast Province, Kenya. She runs a general store in her house, where she sells daily consumable products in small quantities, such as rice, sugar, oil, soap, coffee bags, shampoo and others.
Mwenda also has a store where she sells charcoal. She has started this activity to have a job to help paying for her household expenses. The loan she is requesting will be used to increase her working capital and stock up her general store in order to satisfy her customers’ requests and to earn a better income. Some of the items she intends to buy include maize flour, sugar, and beans.
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.