Miriam is a hardworking and enterprising woman. She is a widowed mother of five children who go to school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
Miriam prepares dumplings using sugar, cooking oil, and wheat flour and sells them to neighbors and passersby. She cites seasonality as her major challenge. She also sells cashew nuts.
With the 20,000 KES she wants to purchase wheat flour, cashew nuts, sugar and cooking oil for her business. Miriam joined Yehu 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.