Fatuma is a married woman with nine children. Seven of her children attend school and one has graduated. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.
Fatuma owns a posho mill machine to grind maize, which has been in operation for the past four years. Her potential customers are neighbors and passersby. She also sells vegetables, which contributes to her other source of income. She faces the major challenge of seasonality, especially during the dry hot season when there is no maize for grinding, hence a low income is generated. She dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.
With the KSHS 80,000, she wants to repair her posho mills and purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, sugar and rice to establish a retail shop,. She decided to join 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.