Christine is a married woman with four children, three of whom attend school while one is still too young for school. They own a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and transport costs.
For the past four years, she has operated a beauty salon business which has improved her living standards. Her clients are her neighbours and passersby. Christine faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of owning a well-furnished beauty salon and a cosmetic shop in the future.
With the Kshs 60,000 she wants to furnish her beauty salon, purchase mirrors, chairs and a refrigerator to sell soft drinks to her customers. She decided to work with Yehu to access loans to uplift her business standard.
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.