Kanini is a married woman with eight children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.
For the past two years, she has operated a retail grocery business, selling at the market to her neighbours. She faces a major challenge of high transportation costs for her business. She dreams of expanding to a cereals shop in the future.
With the requested loan of KES 20,000, Kanini wants to purchase sacks of tomatoes, potatoes, and onions to sell. She decided to join Yehu to access funds to boost her business.
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.