Asha is 43 and very capable of managing her own business in the village of Gopha. She has a small place allotted in their market where she sells different kinds of groceries. She has been engaged in her business for one year and earns approximately KES 8,000 per month for this activity. At present, she is requesting a loan of KES 25,000 to purchase groceries such as tomatoes, potatoes, and bananas. She hopes for additional income in order to save as a reserve for future emergencies as well as to develop her business. Asha is the mother of four school-going children.
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.