Mwanahawa is a married woman with six school-going children. She operates a food-making business where she makes food such as rice and beans and chapati bread to sell to school children. Mwanahawa owns a house without electricity or running water and her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. Her major business challenge is seasonality.
Mwanahawa is requesting a 35,000 KES loan to purchase items such as wheat flour, rice, cooking oil, sugar, and beans for her business. In the future, she dreams of expanding her business to earn more income and establishing a restaurant.
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.