Mwanamkuu is 53, a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
Mwanamkuu has been operating a fish and coconut selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces stiff competition from other fish sellers for business.
With KES 30,000 that she is borrowing from Kiva, Mwanamkuu wants to dig a borehole (water well) that will enable her to establish another business selling water.
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.