Alima is married and has seven 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 seven years, she has owned a food stall business, where she sells to neighbours and town dwellers. She faces a major challenge of fluctuations in number of clients, thus allowing perishable goods to go bad, leading to losses.
With the 50,000 KES she wants to purchase stock of goods like sugar, rice, maize and wheat flour, and cooking fat for food preparation. She dreams of expanding to a modern café with 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.