Juma is married and has been blessed with seven, school-going children. He owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the past ten years, he has operated a dairy farming business, selling at retail and at the market, to his neighbors and to restaurant operators. He faces a major challenge of seasonality in his place of operation. He dreams of adding more dairy cows and expanding to a motorcycle business.
With the KES 50,000 loan, he wants to start a motorcycle transport business. He has some savings, and he will add the loan to that and purchase a motorcycle. He decided to join Yehu to improve his living standards.
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.