Fatma is a 32-year-old married woman. She has a child who is four months old. Her husband's name is Athman.
Fatma operates an ice and lollipops selling business and sells her goods from home. She has worked in this business for two years. Her primary customers are neighbours and passersby. Fatma's other source of income includes her husband’s contributions. She describes her greatest business challenge to be the high cost of transportation and her highest monthly expense is food. She rents a house that has electricity but no piped water.
Fatma will use the KES 40,000 loan to purchase sugar and flavors for making lollipops for sale. Fatma aspires to establish an ice-pop stall 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.