A loan of $250 helped to purchase utensils, chairs and wheat flour, maize flour and cooking oil.


Mariam's story

Mariam, 48, lives in Samburu, Kenya. She is married to Mwachende, who is a businessman, and they have five children, two of whom still attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Mariam operates a food stall business, cooking food and selling to her neighbors and passersby. She faces the major challenges of stiff competition and the high cost of food for her business. She dreams of establishing a retail shop in the business.

With the 20,000 KES loan, she wants to purchase utensils, chairs and wheat flour, maize flour and cooking oil. She joined Yehu because it is responsive to customer needs.



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