Alice is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
For the past ten years, she has operated a grocery selling business, selling to her neighbors and passersby. In addition she also operates a clothes selling business from which she earns her other source of income. She faces the major challenge of the high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding and opening a boutique shop in the future.
With the Kshs 50,000 she wants to add a stock of vegetables, tomatoes, onions and potatoes. She decided to join Yehu to access loans 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.