Fatuma is a married woman with six children, two of whom attend school. The rest completed. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
For the past three years, she has operated a food stall business, selling to her neighbours and passersby. She mentioned seasonality and theft as her major challenges. She dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.
With the Kshs 50,000 she wants to purchase bananas, sweets, cashew nuts, biscuits, bread, milk, soft drinks, rice, beans, and cooking oil for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost 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.