Omar is a married man with five children, three of whom attend school while the two are still too young for school. His wife Tabu is a farmer who contributes to the provision of the family's basic needs. He owns a house with neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for his family.
Omar has operated a retail shop for the past five years. His potential clients are his neighbors. He faces a major challenge of transportation. He dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.
With the Kshs 40,000 he wants to purchase more stocks of maize flour, wheat flour, sugar, rice and cooking oil for resale. He decided to join Yehu because they offer loans with low interest rates.
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.