Okemer is 27 years old and lives in the town of Likoni in the coastal region of Kenya. She is married and has one child who is currently in school. For the past three years, Okemer has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which sells sugar, salt, posho and other foodstuffs.
To help expand her business, Okemer has requested a loan of 20,000 Kenyan Shillings from Yehu. The loan will be used to buy more rice, bales of wheat and maize flour, and sodas, among other basic items. This will help Okemer to generate greater profits and increase her daily income, since more stock will be added to her shop. Okemer hopes that, in the future, she will be able to open up a wholesale 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.