Choga lives in Kwale, Kenya. He is the father of seven children, all of whom still attend school. He works in the traditional art of dressmaking.
With this activity, he has generated income to support his household while he was selling clothes. He needed to attain economic independence, to support their children’s well-being, and provide professional education so that they can be successful in the future.
He is currently applying for a Kiva loan. He plans to use the loan to buy raw materials and supplies to make uniforms for school-going children. He has orders and he needs to make purchases in large volume to earn good discounts so that his offer will be competitive.
His goal for later on is to attain a good market position, to hire employees, and to dedicate himself to running 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.