Rukia is a married woman with a son and a daughter. One of her children attends school and the other is disabled. Her husband is a police officer. She owns her house and has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest expenses are food and school fees.
Rukia sells bags and shoes as a hawker. With her Ksh 60,000 loan, she hopes to purchase more bags and shoes to sell. She has been in this business for the past three years and was previously a housewife. She sells her products door-to-door and her customers are usually middle-aged women. Her greatest challenge is that sometimes her customers purchase things on credit but don't pay her back.
Rukia aspires to have a shop someday with a lot of stock to sell. She wanted to work with Yehu because they understand her problems and help her.
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.