Zainabu is a happily married woman with two children who attend school. Her spouse is a driver by profession and he contributes to his family's basic needs. She owns a home with electricity and piped water. She cites electricity as her greatest monthly expense. She has been operating her soft drink business for the last two years. Recently she was employed as a receptionist. In addition, she has a poultry business and also has rental houses as another source of income. Zainabu sells from home to her neighbors and potential customers. She faces the major challenge of seasonality in the business. With the loan of Kshs 70,000, she wants to purchase a freezer for soft drink storage and chicks for her poultry business. Her major goal is to have a poultry farm in the future. She decided to work with Yehu to get access to sustainable financial services.
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.