Mwanamkasi is a married woman with four school-going children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and food. For the past two years, she has operated a food stall business, preparing various foods such as rice, flat bread, and beans. She sells to her neighbors and passersby. She mentioned seasonality as her major challenge.
With the KES 10,000, Mwanamkasi wants to purchase wheat flour, rice, beans, cooking oil and charcoal for her business. 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.