Beatrice is a 41-year-old married woman. She has 2 children, aged 3 and 12, both of whom are enrolled in school. Her husband Alex works as a businessman. Beatrice's highest monthly expenses are for food and school fees. She owns a house that has both electricity and piped water.
Beatrice operates a tailoring business located at the market. Her primary customers are local residents and students. She has worked in this business for 7 years. Her other source of income is farming. She describes her greatest business challenge as seasonality.
Beatrice will use the loan of 40,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) to purchase cloth fabrics and a new sewing machine for her business. She aspires to expand her business in the future and joined Yehu to access funds for expansion.
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.