Katysoka is married with seven children: three adults and the rest in school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
For the past three years, she has operated a mat-weaving business, selling from home to her neighbours and passers-by. She faces seasonality as her major challenge in the business.
With the Kshs 40,000, she wants to purchase bundles of reefs and a tins of dye to paint her mats. 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.