Pamela is a widow with six children, three boys and three girls, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and rent. For over ten years, Pamela has operated a food vendor business selling deep-fried chicken, fish and potatoes and also runs a tailoring business. She works in a shop, from door to door, and from home. Her customers are school children and neighbors. In the future, Pamela hopes to establish a butcher shop and become a supplier of chicken and fish. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to improve her living standard. With the Kshs 60,000 she wants to purchase one sack of potatoes, cooking oil, 10kgs of peas, one bundle of wheat flour and a freezer.
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.