Riziki, aged 31 years, is married and blessed with four children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
Riziki cooks food for sale at the market and sells to town dwellers and passersby. She cites seasonality being her major challenge in the business. She dreams of establishing a café business in the future.
With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase food ingredients such as beans, rice, wheat flour, maize flour, sugar and cooking oil. She decided to join Yehu to access financial support to expand 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.