Mariam is a married woman; she has three 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.
Mariam has operated a coconut selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. In addition, she sells lesos (women's wrap clothing). She faces stiff competition from other coconut sellers in her business.
With the Kshs 80,000, she wants to purchase bundles of coconuts for resale. 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.