Irika lives in Samburu, in the coastal region of Kenya, in her own house. However, it lacks both electricity and piped water. She is in her early 50’s, widowed and a mother of six. Only one of her children goes school.
Irika had been farming for almost seven years with her husband, before he died. She recently opened a poultry business after getting contributions from her children. She tells us that she buys local breeds and rears them before selling them to people at cafes. It has been a profitable project and she hopes to own several businesses so as to support the education of her last born, whom she loves most. She is requesting a loan so as to purchase chicks and chicken feed.
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.