Thumu is a married woman who owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.
She has operated a beauty salon business for the past four years. Her potential customers are passersby and the neighboring community. Thumu faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She hopes to expand her beauty salon in the future.
With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase cosmetics and hair weaves. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to expand 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.