Lilian is a 25-year-old married woman. She has a child who is four years old and is enrolled in school. Lilian operates a shop which sells second-hand clothes. She's worked in this business for three years and was previously employed as a fruit juice seller. Her primary customers are community members. Lilian's other source of income includes her husband's earning. She explains that her greatest business challenge is seasonality and her highest monthly expense is food. She rents a house that has both electricity and piped water. Lilian will use the loan of Kes 40,000 to purchase bundles of clothes for resale. Lilian aspires to establish another business in the future. She joined Yehu because of the low interest rate.
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.