Saumu is a married woman with 7 children, 5 of whom are enrolled in school. Her husband's name is Mwandeje, and he works as a businessman. Saumu operates a business selling goat meat and also farms, earning her another source of livelihood. She has worked in this business for over 15 years and previously operated a small retail shop. Her primary customers are her community and butcher shop operators.
She describes her greatest business challenge as transportation and her highest monthly expenses as food and fees. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Saumu will use a loan of 25,000 KES to buy more goats to sell for meat. Saumu aspires to expand her business and open a slaughter house in the future. She joined Yehu to access funds 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.