Said is a married man with two children, all of whom attend school. He lives at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
Said has operated a vegetable stall business for the past four years, selling at the market to his friends and neighbours. Said faces a major challenge of the perishability of products and seasonality in his business. He dreams of becoming self-reliant and establishing a grocery shop in the future.
With the Kshs 20,000 he wants to renovate his stall and purchase sacks of cabbages, potatoes and onions. He decided to join Yehu to access loans 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.