Khadija is a 35-year-old married woman. She has five children and four of them are enrolled in school. Her husband's name is Hassan and he works as a businessman. Khadija operates a poultry business and sells her goods. She has worked in this business for two years. Her primary customers are neighbors and restaurant operators. She describes her greatest business challenges to be seasonality and disease outbreak and her highest monthly expense is school fees. She rents a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Khadija will use the KES 50,000 loan to purchase chicks and chicken feed. Khadija aspires to establish a meat business 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.