A loan of $600 helped to buy supplies of food items, bundles of wheat flour, sugar and maize flour.


Jumwa's story

Jumwa is a single mother and has one child who is three years old. She lives in Samburu, Kenya where she makes a living by running a retail shop (a small store that carries a wide variety of goods). Her business is selling household consumables like wheat flour, maize flour and sugar. She has gained her customers little by little from neighbors in the surrounding area where she lives. This is her principal market. Her greatest wish is to have a well-equipped retail shop to develop her business more comfortably. Her greatest challenge to growing her business is the small space that she has.

Her shopping is done daily and her transportation expenses increase the cost of her products. For this reason she needs to buy in greater quantity and decrease the frequency of her shopping so she can qualify for volume discounts and be more competitive. This is why she has turned to Credit Kiva, for her second loan with Yehu Microfinance Trust. With this loan she will buy supplies of food items, bundles of wheat flour, sugar and maize flour.



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