Najma is married and has one child. For the past two years, she has operated a clothes selling business, selling from her home to her neighbors and passersby. She sells lesos (kangas), the Kenyan women's attire wrapped around the waist. Najma faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She lives at a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is rent bills. She dreams of prospering in her business and building her own house.
Najma is requesting a loans for 40,000 KES, which she will use to purchase bundles of lesos (kangas), cloth materials, and curtains. She joined Yehu 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.