Omar is a married man with eight children, all of whom attend school. He owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees for his children.
For the past fifteen years, he has operated a "boda boda" (motorcycle) transport business. He also operates a timber selling business, which is his other source of income. He faces a major challenge of lack of timber for sale.
With the Kshs 80,000 he wants to purchase a power saw for cutting timber for sale. He decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost his 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.