Bakari is a thirty-four-year-old married man with seven school-going children. He has a house with neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food for his family and school fees for his children.
Bakari has operated a retail shop for the past six years. His potential clients are his relatives and friends. He faces a major challenge of seasonality. He dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.
With the Kshs 80,000 he wants to purchase ten bundles of maize flour and four gallons of cooking oil for his shop. He decided to join Yehu because of the easy accessibility of loan facilities.
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.