Shallet is a single woman. Although she was never able to finish high school, Shallet trained as a seamstress and designer. For years she worked at a seamstress shop, but when the shop closed, she could find only a part-time position somewhere else. She decided to take this as an opportunity to begin working from home. She now manages her business and continues to work part time. She provides seamstress and tailoring services, designs clothes, and makes specialty items on demand.
Shallet needs this loan to purchase two specialized professional sewing machines, cloth, and materials. Shallet wants to continue to develop her business. She wants to expand into designing evening and wedding gowns and to grow her business enough to hire staff.
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.