Fatuma is married and has five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
Fatuma operates a retail shop that sells items such as biscuits, soap, and sugar. She also sells from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business.
With the KES 100,000 loan, she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, cooking oil, sugar, rice, and soap 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.