Salama is married and has children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the past three years, Salama has owned a food stall business, where neighbours and town dwellers are her potential customers. She also has a business selling cereals. She faces a major challenge of fluctuations in her number of clients, and with her perishable goods this leads to losses. With her KES 30,000 loan she wants to purchase more stock of goods like sugar, rice, maize and wheat flour, cooking fat, and cereals for sale. She dreams of expanding her business to a modern café.
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.