Zipporah is a married woman with two children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
She operates a retail shop business, selling maize flour, wheat flour, and rice. Her potential customers are neighbours and passersby. In addition she sells charcoal, which contributes to her other source of income. Zipporah faces a major challenge of the high cost of transport and seasonality in her business. She hopes to own a wholesale shop in the future.
With the Kshs 80,000 she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, sugar, and crates of soda (soft drinks) for resale. She decided to join Yehu to get loans to improve 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.