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Damaris is a single woman with one school-going child. She lives in a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.

She has operated a business selling second hand clothes for the past five years. In addition, she sells sodas and ice water, which contributes to her other source of income. Her potential customers are the community members. She faces a major challenge of price fluctuation of products in her business. She dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the KSHS 20,000, she wants to purchase bales of second hand clothes for sale. She decided to join Yehu to save money and upgrade her business through taking a loan.

Additional Information

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.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 793
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 101.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Damaris to purchase bales of second hand clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012