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Damaris

Update on Damaris

This is Damaris. Her previous loan was a big help in her business. She sells food, helped by her family. Her first loan was very beneficial for her, since she was able to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, and rice for sale. Before, she did not have enough capital to work with, and the loan came when she needed it the most. She has paid the installments in time.

She always struggles to improve her food stall, trying to sell more and save money in order to improve her establishment. Damaris is requesting a loan to buy beans, sugar, oil, vegetables, beef, chicken, and food packaging.

Previous Loan Details

Damaris is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the past five years, she has operated a restaurant business, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She... More from Damaris's previous 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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 784
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,346,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Damaris to buy beans, sugar, oil, vegetables, beef, chicken, and food packaging for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 12, 2013
Listed
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014