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Dama, 32, is married to Kalu and they have two children. This couple strives always to give their children a good education and to insure that their needs are met.

Dama has been working for the last year braking up and selling charcoal. She buys the product in various cities in the interior of the country and sells it broken up in various sized bags.

She requests the loan to buy larger amounts of charcoal so that she can buy it at a better price and earn higher profits to continue helping her family.

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
  • 419
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Dama to buy larger amounts of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014