Fatuma is a single lady who has been operating a cosmetics shop for the past four years. In addition, she also operates a salon. Both businesses are located at the market centre. Fatuma aspires to open a book shop in future and she describes lack of enough capital to run both businesses to be her major challenge. She lives in a family house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Fatuma joined Yehu to get access to loans. She plans to use the loan of Ksh 50000 to purchase cosmetics to resell.
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.