Bakari is married and has six children, all in school. He owns a house that has electricity but no piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
He has operated a fish selling business at the market for the past 26 years, selling to town dwellers and neighbors. He faces a major challenge of the high cost of purchasing fish, especially during cold currents in the deep sea.
He is requesting a loan of Kes 50,000 to purchase bundles of fish, cooking oil and firewood. He decided to join Yehu to access loans at a lower cost, in order to improve his 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.