Suleiman is a married man with three children, two of whom attend school. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
For the past 35 years, he has operated a clothes-selling business, selling in a shop and from door to door to his neighbours. He faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation from rural areas to his place of operation. He dreams of expanding his business in the future.
With the 80,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) he wants to purchase bundles of khangas (brightly colored patterned cloth, commonly worn as a wrap or scarf) and baby clothes for sale. 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.