Nyevu is married and has three children. She dreams of becoming a successful, professionally fulfilled woman. Her children are her motivation to work persistently every day to create conditions that will lead to better well-being for them. Nyevu works at two activities. On the one hand she sells milk and on the other she farms green vegetables to sell. She learned both activities in 2011 and then started to use her skills in these areas to earn income. Her customers are neighbours, friends, family members and people referred by current customers. The sale of milk takes place door to door. Nyevu's major challenge is the high cost of transportation.
Nyevu's goal is to become a wholesale supplier of milk and to expand her profit margin. She wants to invest to attract more customers but her working capital is her greatest challenge to reaching this dream. This is the reason why she is requesting a Kiva loan, which will be her first financing from Kiva partner Yehu Microfinance Trust. Nyevu will use the loan to buy packets of milk and farm supplies for her farm in order to continue to strengthen her two income-producing businesses and improve her family’s future.
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.