Kupha is married and her husband works as a farmer. She has 6 children – 4 adults and 2 who are currently enrolled in school. Kupha has run a small kiosk for the past 5 years, and her primary customers are neighbors and passersby. Violet's other source of income includes earnings from her adult children. She describes her greatest business challenge to be low turnover and her highest monthly expense is food. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.
Kupha will use the Kes 80,000 loan to buy more inventory, such as soap, cooking oil and other essential goods. Kupha aspires to run her own retail shop in the future. She joined Yehu because of their convenience and flexibility.
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.