Pili is a married woman with three children, two of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
For the past two years, she has operated a food kiosk business, selling food stuff like maize flour, potatoes and cooking fat to her neighbors and passersby. She mentioned the high cost of seasonality as her major challenge. Fatuma dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.
With the Kshs 50,000 she wants to purchase potatoes, maize flour, rice, beans, sugar and cooking oil for her business. 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.