Rachel is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
For the past year, she has operated a "mahamri" (dumplings) selling business, selling from home to local residents. She faces a major challenge of fluctuation in prices of commodities. Her major dream is to be able to expand her business.
With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and sugar. 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.