Omar is a single man who lives in the Samburu, Kenya. He works selling households consumables, in his retail shop, to his neighbors’ and passersby. He also recharges mobile phones batteries which provides him with another source of income.
Omar's goal for the future is to have a wholesale outlet and a warehouse to distribute to other vendors. Right now, he is applying for a micro-loan, a financial loan from Kiva through Yehu Microfinance to purchase a boda boda (motorcycle) to start a transportation business. This business will allow him to earn additional income. As this happens, his dream is to establish a motorcycle selling shop and guarantee a successful future in his 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.