Mlongo is 50 years old, widowed, and has five children, one of whom attends school. She operates a fish selling business, which she has been doing for over five years.
Mlongo is requesting a loan from Yehu for 50,000 KES, which she will use to purchase sacks of fish to sell. She joined Yehu to access loans to boost her business. Stiff competition is a challenge in her business. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. Mlongo dreams of becoming a wholesaler of fish 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.