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Mwanamisi

Msambweni, Kwale County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped To purchase one sack of rice and one bundle of maize flour.


Mwanamisi's story

Mwanamisi is a married woman with five children, three of whom attend school while two graduated from school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees. She has operated a cafe business for the past year which she operates from home. Her potential customers are school children, neighbours and passersby. Mwanamisi faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She hopes to establish a hotel in the future. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business. With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase a sack of rice and a bundle of maize flour.