Hellen is a married woman with five children one of whom attends school. Her husband is a pastor who contributes to the provision of the family's basic needs. She owns a house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.
Hellen has operated a retail shop for the past five years; in addition she also sells charcoal and runs a motorbike transportation business. Her potential clients are her neighbors. She faces a major challenge of seasonality. She dreams of expanding her businesses.
With the KES 50,000 she wants to purchase more stocks of maize flour, wheat flour, cereals and soap for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access funds to expand her businesses.
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.