Doreen is married and has four children, all of whom graduated from school and are working. They own a house that has neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
For the past twelve years, she has operated a dried fish selling business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. In addition she also sells firewood which earns her other source of livelihood. With the loan of Kshs 50,000 she intends to buy more dried fish for sale. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of becoming a major supplier of dried fish in the near future.
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.