Fatuma is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For over three years, she has operated a food stall business from home where villagers are her potential customers.
Fatuma faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. During the rainy season, she experiences low customer turn out compared to the hot dry season where the demand is high and she experiences a high number of customers. With the Kshs 20,000 she is requesting, she wants to purchase two sacks of beans, two bundles of maize flour, sugar, and rice and to renovate her selling stall. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance to access loans to boost 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.