Zena is a widowed woman with four children, between the ages of 24 and 35, and two grandchildren. Her greatest monthly expense is food. She used to sell potatoes along the roadside to passersby. With the 40,000 Kshs loan, she hopes to purchase a load of firewood. She has been in the firewood sale business for three years and supplies firewood at a wholesale price to small entrepreneurs. She also gets some support from her children. She decided to work with Yehu because she wanted to uplift her family life.
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.