Kashutu is a widow, aged 56 years. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
For the past three years, she has operated a retail shop, selling household consumables like wheat flour, rice and cooking oil. She cites theft and competition as her major challenges.
Kashutu is requesting for Kshs 50,000 to expand her kiosk, purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, tea leaves and cooking fat oil. She dreams of expanding to a wholesale shop in the near 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.