Mercy is a mother of one child who is enrolled in the local school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped-in water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family. For the last eight years, she has earned a living by operating a beauty salon and a cosmetics shop where her customers are neighbors and passersby. Her biggest challenge is the seasonality of work. Mercy dreams of expanding her business to earn more profits in the future, and is requesting this loan to buy a blow dryer and cosmetics for her shop. She joined Yehu to access financial support to expand 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.