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Damaris is 35 years old, married with two children, and resides in Tiribe, Kenya with her family. She is very hard-working and she has the desire to always achieve and progress in her business. She is always setting a good example at home, as every morning she wakes up with new dreams and desires for prospering.

She owns food stall, which is her source of living. She prepares and sells basic food such as milk, eggs, tea, porridge,and fish, among other things. She started the business four years ago and has a good customer base because customers like her way of being and of attending to them. She is very happy because every day she is doing well.

She is approaching Yehu for a loan amounting to 30000 KES to buy wheat flour, sugar, tea leaves, and cooking oil at wholesale prices. She is grateful for the opportunity.

For some time Damaris has wanted to expand her only source of work and to have the shop a little better stocked.

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
  • 489
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Damaris to buy wheat flour, sugar, tea leaves, and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2013
Feb 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014