Mariam is a widowed woman and has seven children, two in school and five grown-ups. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.
She has operated a fish-selling business for the last twenty years, selling at the market to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business.
With the Kshs 10,000 (Kenyan shillings), she wants to purchase fish, cooking oil and firewood for her business. She decided to join Yehu to acquire financial services for 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.