A loan of $450 helped to purchase bundles of "kanga" (traditional African print cloth) for sale.


Mariam's story

Mariam is a married woman with one child who is still too young for school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is high cost of transportation. For the past six years, she has operated a "kikoi" (traditional African cloth) sales business, selling from door to door to her neighbours and passersby. In addition she also sells fruit juices, her other source of income. Her major challenge is the high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding the juice business and incorporating mineral water for sale. With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase bundles of "kanga"s for sale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.



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