Mariam is married and has five children, four of whom attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped-in water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family. For the past three years, she has made a living by selling food to neighbors and passersby. Her biggest challenge is competition from other retail operators, but she dreams of expanding her business into a wholesale operation in the future. To make this possible, she is applying for a loan for Kshs 10,000 to buy bundles of maize flour, sugar and beans to sell to her customers. She decided to join Yehu to access loans that will allow her 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.