Hadija is a single woman. She has six children between the ages of 5 months and 21 years. Five of her children are enrolled in school. Hadija operates a vegetable stall business and sells her goods as retail. She has worked in this business for five years. Her primary customers are neighbours and passersby. She describes her greatest business challenge to be seasonality and her highest monthly expense is food for the family. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Hadija will use the KES 20,000 loan to purchase sacks of vegetables, potatoes, and tomatoes to sell. Hadija aspires to open a new kiosk at the market in the future. She joined Yehu to access capital.
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.