Mariam, 61 years old, is widowed and has five children. She lives with her children in the town of Msambweni, in the coastal region of Kenya. Mariam takes care of the domestic chores in her home. Five years ago, she decided to help her family financially and started a business selling basic needs products. She now has a retail shop where she offers her customers rice, sugar, a variety of breads, meat, dairy products, groceries, sweets, cleaning materials, etc.
With the goal of gaining more customers, Mariam has requested a loan of 40,000 KES. She plans to use it to purchase medicines for common illnesses, flour, dairy products, cooking fat, cleaning products, school supplies, beverages, etc. Mariam's goal is to strengthen her business because she wants to use the profits to prepare her children academically.
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.