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Mwatatu M. S. is a married lady. Her husband is a driver and they have two children aged twelve and nine years old. Her business is located at Mishomoroni estate in Mombasa, a competitive residential area with a ready market. Mombasa is in the coastal region of Kenya and is well known for its many, many tourist attraction sites, not forgetting the Indian Ocean white beaches. She has been operating a restaurant well known as Usicheze Mbali Cafe for the last nine years. Although it is called a cafe, it is actually a restaurant. She says that this business is profitable and the major challenge she has is insufficient funds to run the business. However she works very hard to keep her business doing well. She is using her loan of Kes 20,000 to buy more general items to expand her business. She hopes to expand her business and in the future open a hotel with guest rooms. She describes herself as respectful, honest, and a patient mother.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 854
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,090,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwatatu to buy items to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2010
Aug 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011