Nadzua is 40 years old and married to Mwero. They have six school-aged children. They buy, package, and sell hardwood charcoal. At first they bought the charcoal already packaged, but later they were able to expand their storage area and now they can store up to 15,000 kg of charcoal. They buy bags and polyurethane, package the charcoal, and sell it to small businesses in the zone. They make their sales from a small cart.
They need this loan to buy charcoal, because they are increasing their number of customers and need to increase their inventory of charcoal to meet their demands. Their greatest desire is to provide an education for their children, so that they can guarantee them a prosperous future.
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.