Total loan: $600


Msambweni, Kwale County, Kenya / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase fishing materials, e.g., ring nets.

Sofia's story

Sofia is a 29-year-old married woman. She has two children, and one is enrolled in school. Her husband's name is Suleiman Said, and he works as a tilly checker. Sofia operates a kiosk and sells her goods from home. She's worked in this business for one year. Her primary customers are local residents. Sofia's other source of income includes her spouse's contribution. She describes her greatest business challenge to be fluctuations of prices, and her highest monthly expense is food. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Sofia will use the KES 50,000 loan to purchase fishing materials, e.g., ring nets. Sofia aspires to open a wholesale business in the future. She joined Yehu because of the variety of its credit products.