Dama is married and has nine children. Four go to school and the rest are adults. She lives at her own 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 selling business. She prepares food such as flat bread, dumplings, beans, rice and she sells to her neighbors and passersby. She cites seasonality as her major challenge. She dreams of expanding and establishing a restaurant in the future.
With the 25,000 Kenyan Shillings, she wants to purchase cooking oil, rice, beans and wheat flour. She decided to join Kiva's lending partner Yehu Microfinance Trust 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.