Kupha is married and has nine children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
For the past ten years, she has owned a retail shop where neighbors and town dwellers are her potential customers. She faces a major challenge of fluctuations in the number of clients, hence perishable goods can lead to losses.
With the 50,000 Kenyan Shillings (KES) she wants to purchase stocks of goods like sugar, rice, maize and wheat flour and cooking fat. She dreams of expanding to a modern café in the 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.