Beatrice has operated a café business for the past five years. Her customer base is made up of her neighbors and passers-by. She also is engaged in farming and the sales of farm produce, which provides a secondary source of income. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Her major dream is to establish a restaurant in the future.
Beatrice is a married woman with two children: one attends school and one is still too young for school. Beatrice owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
With the Kshs 20,000 loan she has requested, she wants to purchase tea leaves, sugar, wheat flour, maize flour, and farm fertilizers. She decided to join Yehu in order 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.