Omari is a divorced man and has nine children, all of whom attend school. They own a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expense is food for the family. For the past ten years, he has operated a business selling dried fish, selling from home to his neighbours and passers-by. In addition, he is involved in a quarrying business, which is his other source of earnings and livelihood. He faces a major challenge of seasonality in his business. He dreams of becoming a major supplier of dried fish, in the near future.
He originally decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost his business. He wants to pay school fees for his children, with this KES 20,000 loan.
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.