Kijole is a 50-year old, widowed woman with four children. She sells fuel and also weaves mats and sells them from her home to the local residents. She has been in this business for the last three years. She cites seasonality as her major challenge and aspires to open a shop to sell fuel. She will use the loan of KES 35,000 to buy fuel to sell in her business. Kijole owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She says food is her greatest monthly expense.
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.