Pola, aged 54 years, is married with seven children, three of whom attend school while four are over-age and do not attend school. Her husband is a businessman and he supports his family financially. They live at their own house that has neither electricity nor piped water.
Pola operates a food stall business, buying and selling maize at the market to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business.
With Kshs 30,000 she wants to purchase sacks of maize for resale. She dreams of expanding to her business to earn more income in the future.
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.