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Dama is a married woman. She lives at a rental house that has neither electricity or piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

In the past she has operated a firewood selling business. She sells from home to her neighbors and passersby. Her major challenge in the business is high cost of transportation.

With the loan, she is requesting Kshs 50,000, she wants to purchase more bunches of firewood for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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
  • 751
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Dama to purchase more bunches of firewood for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014