Salim is married and has two children. He’s from Likoni, a place in Mombasa. He is noted for being a very hardworking, kind, respectful person.
His primary economic activity is a grocery store located at home. He’s been in this business for one year. This type of store is one that sells items like rice, beans, sugar, coffee packets, shampoo packets, bread, milk, oil, eggs and detergents in small quantities. The objective of the loan is to act as working capital so he can stock the business in order to improve sales and meet customer demand. The business arose because he needed a source of family income.
Salim is grateful for the help Kiva lenders provide people of scarce resources so they can have a dignified source of employment.
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.