Lazaro is a married man and has been blessed with two children, both of whom attend school. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food.
For the past four years, he has operated a retail shop business, selling to his neighbors and passersby. He faces a major challenge of stiff competition in his business. Lazaro dreams of expanding his business to a wholesale shop in the future.
With the Kshs 30,000 he wants to purchase retail shop items like wheat flour, maize flour, sugar and cooking oil. Lazaro joined Yehu to access loans to boost his 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.