Maritina is a married woman with seven children, all of whom graduated from school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
She has been operating an M-pesa (mobile money transfer) services for the past three years. Her potential customers are neighbours and passersby. Maritina faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She hopes to open another business in the future.
With the Kshs 50,000, she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, and cooking oil for her retail shop. She decided to join Yehu to access loans 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.