Omar is a married man with six children, all of whom attend school. He owns a house that has electricity and piped water. His greatest monthly expense is school fees.
He has operated a boda boda (motorcycle) business for the past three years, and neighbours and passersby are his potential customers. In addition, he also operates a posho mills business grinding maize, which contributes to his other source of income. Omar faces a major challenge of seasonality and breakdown of machine in his business.
With the Kshs 20,000 he wants to start a vegetable stall, purchase sacks of vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes, and onions for sale. He decided to work with Yehu to access funds to boost his 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.