Mwanamisi is a widow and mother of six children, four of whom attend school. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
For the past ten years, she has operated a clothes-selling business, selling door-to-door to her neighbors and passersby. In addition, she operates a restaurant business which earns her another source of livelihood. She faces a major challenge of stiff competition from other clothes-sellers. She dreams of expanding her business and establishing a boutique business in the future.
With the loan that she is requesting, Mwanamisi wants to expand her restaurant business, purchasing furniture and foodstuff for her business. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance Trust 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.