Christopher is a 46-year-old married man. He has five children between the ages of 3 and 21, all of whom are enrolled in school. His wife’s name is Anna. Christopher operates a charcoal-selling business and sells his goods at the market. His primary customers are neighbors and passersby. Christopher’s other source of income includes farming. He describes his greatest business challenge as competition, and his highest monthly expense is food for the family. He rents a house that has electricity but no running water. Christopher will use the 20,000 KES loan to start another business, purchasing cereals of maize, rice, and wheat to sell. Christopher aspires to establish a wholesale shop in the future. He joined Yehu to access capital to boost his 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.