Mariam is married and has five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.
Mariam has run a business from her home for four years. At the beginning, she worked as a farmer. After saving a little money from her efforts, as well as her husband's, she started a business of buying and selling goats for meat. Her husband supports her in the business.
She hopes to continue growing as a business to be able to offer a better future for her children. Mariam would like the loan to buy livestock, as the sales of the animals generates a good profit margin.
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.