Dama is a married woman. She has one child. Her husband's name is Kalama and he works as a casual worker. Dama operates selling food and sells her goods from home. She's worked in this business for six months. Her primary customers are the general public. Dama's other source of income includes her husband's income. She describes her greatest business challenge to be seasonality and her highest monthly expense is food. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Dama will use the KES 20,000 loan to start a vegetable kiosk and purchase sacks of vegetables, tomatoes, and potatoes. Dama aspires to be a wholesaler 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.