Saumu is a married woman with seven children; three attend school and four are adults. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
For the past 20 years, she has operated a food stall business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. In addition, Saumu also sells charcoal and firewood as a second source of income. She faces a major challenge of seasonality. During the low season, she experiences low customer turnout numbers. She dreams of expanding her business in the future.
With the loan of Kshs 40,000, she wants to purchase sacks of charcoal and firewood for sale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to expand 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.