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Dama, 53, lives with her common-law husband and their children in the rural area of Kaloleni.

She has been selling charcoal at the market for five years. She is satisfied with this way of earning an income to contribute to her household finances. She is currently requesting a loan of 50,000 KES, which she plans to invest in the purchase of more sacks of charcoal to sell.

With the investment she will make, Dama hopes to satisfy the demands of her customers, increase her sales, and improve her earnings so that she can have economic growth.

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
  • 568
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,820,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Dama to purchase of sacks of charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013