Dorothy is a married woman with six children, three attending lower classes while three are in high school.
Dorothy has been selling roasted meat for the last three months – neighbors and passersby are her day-to-day customers. She narrates how she earned her other source of income from her previous occupation of operating a beauty salon and also from her husband’s income.
With the Kshs 40,000, Dorothy wants to start selling fresh meat and roasted meat, to put up a stall and buy more cooking utensils. She sells her products retail and at a market place. Her major challenge is not being in a position to access frequent meat suppliers – hence not meeting customer daily demand in a competitive market.
Dorothy decided to join Yehu so that she can modify her business and improve her living standard. She proudly showed her own house with electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and transport.
Dorothy hopes to open up a butcher shop someday and be able to satisfy her customers’ needs.
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.