Fatuma is a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.
She operates a furniture shop, selling tables and beds. Her potential customers are neighbors and passersby. Fatuma faces a major challenge of high cost of purchasing timber to use in her furniture shop. She hopes to open a cafe and expand her workshop in the future.
With the loan of 30,000 Kshs, she wants to purchase timber, paint and nails. She decided to join Yehu to get financial assistance to improve 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.