Mwaka, aged 34 years, is married and has five children. Her husband operates a butcher shop, and he contributes to the upkeep of their children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees for the family.
For the past eight years, Mwaka has operated a fruit and vegetable selling business, and apart from that she operates a goat meat selling business. She sells to her neighbors and passersby. Her major challenges are the high cost of transportation to her place of operation.
With the Kshs (KES) 20,000, she wants to purchase livestock for slaughter for meat sale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business and improve her living standards.
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.