Fatuma is married and has five children, all in school. She owns a house that has no electricity or piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
She has operated a fish selling business at the market for the past two years, selling to her town dwellers and neighbors. She faces the major challenge of the high cost of purchasing fish, especially during cold currents in the deep sea.
She is requesting a loan to purchase bundles of fish, cooking oil and firewood. She decided to join Yehu to access loans at a lower cost to improve 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.