Mwanamisi is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
For over ten years, she has operated a retail shop business, selling to her neighbours and passersby. Mwanamisi faces a major challenge of competition from other retail shop operators. She hopes to expand her business in the future.
With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, sugar, tea leaves, cooking oil, rice, peas and kerosene for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to improve her livelihood.
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.