Gladys is married and has four children, all of whom attend school and are working. They own a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees for the family.
For the past seven years, she has operated a dried fish selling business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. In addition she also does farming which earns her another source of livelihood. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of becoming a major supplier of dried fish in the near future.
With the Kshs 30,000 she wants to purchase 2 sacks of dried fish for resale. 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.