Shamsa is a happily married woman with a child who has already finished schooling and a husband who works as a coxswain. She owns a house with electricity and piped water.
Shamsa has been selling fresh water in a shop for over ten years, neighbors being her main customers. In addition she owns houses for rent as her other source of income. With the Kshs 40,000 loan, she wants to purchase a tank and a pumping machine. She cited machine breakdown and power Shortage as a major challenges in her business.
Shamsa hopes to invest in a hardware store some day. She decided to join Yehu because of its mission to provide sustainable financial services to rural social-economically-marginalized entrepreneurs.
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.