Maurine is a divorced mother of two children, who are still too young to go to school. She lives in her home, which has neither electricity nor piped water.
Maurine operates a food-market business, selling to villages and students from the nearby school. In addition, she also has a tailoring business, which enables her to earn another source of income. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her place of operations. She dreams of establishing a shop in which she can sell her products in the future.
With the KES 10,000 loan that she is requesting, Maurine wants to boost her tailoring business by purchasing fabrics and sewing threads. She decided to join Yehu in order to access loans to boost her business.
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.