Bakari is 42 years old; he is accompanied by Mesalim and they have two children, both of whom attend school.
Bakari is in sales. He has a small grocery store which is well stocked. It's been about one year since he got into this business, so he has a good customer base and a little experience in the industry. He started with capital that he had saved from the sale of farm produce. He is still in farming and that adds income to support his family. He grows a variety of crops on his farm which he visits during the evening.
He's requesting this loan to buy basic necessity items to stock his store, such as foodstuffs, drinks, and dairy products, among other things. He appreciates the confidence and the opportunity to get ahead that he's received, and he says that he won't disappoint.
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.