Mwanakombo is a married woman with seven children. She lives in her own house, which has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
For the past ten years, Mwanakombo has operated an open-air food stall; her potential customers are market dwellers and neighbors. She faces a major challenge of seasonality of products in the market.
With the KES 50,000 loan, she wants to purchase sacks of beans, cooking oil, wheat flour, and rice. 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.