Sara is a married woman. Her husband works as a driver. Sara operates a charcoal business and sells her goods from home. She's worked in this business for two years and her primary customers are charcoal retailers. She rents a house that has electricity but no piped water. She describes her greatest business challenges as seasonality and transportation and her largest monthly expense is food.
Sara will use the Kes 40,000 loan to build a shelter for her business and add more charcoal sacks. Sara aspires to have several charcoal stands in the future. She joined Yehu to gain access to working capital.
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.