Phelomena is 53 years old, in a common-law relationship with her husband and has five grown children. She and her family reside in a rural community in the town of Mwambalazi.
Phelomena has been selling food products and groceries for five years. She sells basic grains, soft drinks, hygiene and cleaning products, flour, and snack foods.
She is requesting a loan in the amount of 30,000 KES so that she can invest in the purchase of flour, dairy products, sugar, condiments, soft drinks, and detergents. She says that if her business is well-stocked, then she will gain more customers and increase her earnings. Her goal is to expand her shop and offer more products to her customers.
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.