Fatuma is a 42-year-old widowed woman with eight children, four of whom are enrolled in school. She owns a house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.
Fatuma has operated a fish selling business for the past fifteen years; her potential clients are the local area villagers. She faces a major challenge of seasonality, where there are no fish in the sea sometimes. She dreams of being a seafood supplier in the future.
With the KES 20,000 she wants to purchase 20 kilos of fish, 1 kilo of garlic, 2 bundles of firewood, and 15 liters of cooking oil for her business. She decided to join Yehu to access funds to uplift her living standards and 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.