Amina is married and has one child who attends school. She lives in Likoni, Mombasa where she works at her green grocery shop. For the past two years, she’s been selling vegetables, potatoes, and onions to support her home.
She is currently applying for a Kiva loan because she wants to strengthen her business more each time and plans to use this loan to buy sacks of potatoes, vegetables, onions, and fruit at a much more special price than usual because she has the capacity to buy at wholesale prices with her Kiva loan which will make the investment successful. This is why she’s very competitive when she sells the produce and earns more each time.
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.