Pauline is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are for food and school fees. For the past two years, she has operated a retail shop, selling to her neighbours and passersby. She mentioned seasonality and theft as her major challenges. She dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future. With the KES 25,000 loan, she wants to buy maize flour, rice, beans and cooking oil. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her 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.