Chinyavu is 44 years old, and for the past 20 years she has been married to her husband, Charo. They do have five children, and all of their children attend school. She has had a grocery store for 12 years. She started with the help of her husband, who used his earnings from growing crops to help finance the business. The income from this business now covers the household expenses, as well as school fees.
Chinyavu is seeking a loan in order to buy noodles, flour, oil, herbs, cookies, candy and drinks, which are the top-selling items in her business. This will enable her to offer a greater variety of products to her customers, and allow for the possibility of increasing her income.
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.