Mgeni is a divorced woman with three children who are all grown up. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and medical expenses.
She has operated a water selling business (borehole) for the past two years. Her potential clients are her neighbors. She faces a major challenge of seasonality where during the rainy season there is low demand because people trap rain water for use. She dreams of owning a well-built borehole in the future.
With the Kshs 35,000 she wants to purchase blocks for construction of her borehole. She decided to join Yehu to uplift her family's standard of living.
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.