Jamila is a married woman with five school-going children. Her husband is a businessman who contributes to the provision of family basic needs. She owns a house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees for her children.
Jamila has operated a tailoring business for the past three years; in addition, she also sells juices which adds to her other source of income. Her potential clients are her neighbors. She faces a major challenge of seasonality. She dreams of expand her business in the future.
With this loan of 80,000 Kenya shillings (KES), she wants to purchase a new sewing machine and fabrics, as well as food flavors for her juice business. She decided to join Yehu to access funds to expand 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.