Florence has been operating her business of selling secondhand clothes door to door for the last two years. She is happily married with one child who attends school. Her spouse is a taxi driver and helps support his family financially. With this loan of Kshs 20,000 she wants to buy secondhand clothes for adults and children to sell to potential customers in the neighboring community.
She faces the challenge of seasonality, as she has low sales during rainy seasons when she is unable to sell door to door. Florence hopes that one day she will expand her business and open a shop in future. She decided to join Yehu in order to get financial assistance to boost her business. She rents a house with electricity but no piped water, citing food as her greatest monthly expense.
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.