Bahati is a married woman who has five children, all of whom attend school. She lives at her own house, which has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are fees and food for the family.
For the past nine years, she has operated a retail food sales business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. Her potential customers are neighbors, pupils and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of establishing a wholesale shop business in the future.
With the loan that she is requesting, she wants to purchase stock to resell, including wheat flour, maize flour, beans and cooking oil. 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.