Genesis of Yehu and
Its brief history
Yehu Microfinance began as a project of CHOICE Humanitarian in 1998 with 300 female members in a small rural village in the Kwale County, Kikoneni located in the former (before the promulgation of the new Constitution) Coast Province of Kenya.
The initial group was formed to mobilize savings among its members to inculcate the saving culture, though the need for credit provision quickly became apparent, and in the year 2000 the first loans were disbursed.
“ Yehu has so far established it’s operations in 7 counties (Kwale, Mombasa,Makueni,Lamu,Taveta, Meru and sections of Kilifi County) and reached over 35,000 members!”
What We Have Achieved
Its rapid growth necessitated the creation of Yehu Microfinance Trust (YMT) in July 2007 to become an independent institution from Choice Humanitarian Kenya. In the year 2014, the Institution registered as a limited company.
Currently the institution has 15 branches with a clientele of over 50,000 spread out in Kwale, Kilifi, Mombasa, Taita -Taveta, Lamu County as Makueni and Meru counties
The institutions five year strategic plan 2021-2025 envisages opening up branches in 30% of the 47 counties in Kenya.