Emily is a 26-year-old married woman. She has three children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years. One is enrolled in school. Her husband's name is Albert and he works as a businessman. Emily operates a vegetable stall business and sells her goods from home. She's worked in this business for three years. Her primary customers are neighbours and passersby. Emily’s other source of income includes selling of charcoal.
Emily describes her greatest business challenge to be seasonality and her highest monthly expense is the high cost of transportation. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Emily will use the Kes 30,000 loan to purchase sacks of vegetables, onions, tomatoes and potatoes. Emily aspires to open a new kiosk in the future. She joined Yehu to access capital.
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.