Sicelia is a 40-year-old married woman with 5 children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house with piped water but no electricity. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees for her children. Her husband Boniface, who is employed, also contributes to the provision of family basic needs.
Sicelia has operated a retail shop for the past 4 years selling a variety of items, along with vegetables and fruits. Her clients are the local area community members. She faces a major challenge of seasonality. She dreams of expanding her business.
With the Kshs 30,000 she wants to purchase stocks of maize flour, wheat flour, rice, bananas, sugar and cooking oil for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access funds to improve 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.