Kwekwe is a married woman with six children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor running water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees for the family.
She operates a retail shop selling maize flour, sugar, cooking oil and rice. Her potential customers are the villagers and passersby. Kwekwe faces a challenge of seasonality in her business. She hopes to expand and open a wholesale shop in the future.
With the Kshs 30,000 she wants to purchase wheat flour, maize flour and coconuts for resale. Fatuma decided to join Yehu to get loans to boost her business.
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.