Gladys is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives at a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are rent bills, school fees and food for the family.
For the past five years, she has operated a second-hand clothes selling business, selling at the market to her neighbors and passersby. Her challenge in the business is seasonality. During the rainy season, the demand for heavy clothing increases while the demand for light clothing decreases. She dreams of becoming the leading supplier of second-hand clothes in the future.
With the 40,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase bales of clothes for resale. 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.