Hadija is a married woman who has 6 children, 4 attending school. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She has been selling paraffin for the last 2 years. She sells her paraffin to her neighbors from home. With the loan of KES 15,000, she plans to add to the stock for her business. She describes her major challenge to be high transportation cost, and her monthly expenses to be food and school fees.
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.