Mwanakombo is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food and school fees for the family.
For the past six years, she has operated a cosmetic selling business, selling as retail to her neighbors and passersby. In addition she also operates a food stall business, selling from home which earns her another source of livelihood. Her potential customers are neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation in her business. Mwanakombo dreams of establishing a retail shop in the future.
With the loan that she is requesting of KES 80,000, she wants to purchase stock of cosmetics and food stuffs for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.
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.