Alice is a married woman with a son and a daughter, both attending school. Her husband is a businessman and he contributes to the family’s needs. Alice owns a house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.
Alice has been operating her poultry business for the last ten years as retail and from home. She sells to the neighboring community and also to retailers and hotel (restaurant) operators. She has no other source of income. The major challenge in the business is seasonality which causes fluctuation of prices in the market.
Alice decided to work with Yehu so as to obtain a loan to expand her business. With the Kshs 40,000 loan, she wants to buy chicks and chicken feed. She hopes to buy a plot and add more chicks in the future.
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.