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Phoustine is from the city of Mombasa. She is married and has one daughter. She operates a cafe. Thanks to the good food that she prepares, she has an established clientele. She says that she started in this line of work at a well-known restaurant. Phoustine has worked in this business for over 10 years.

She is requesting this loan so that she can buy ingredients like wheat flour and maize flour, and also furniture for her customers to feel more comfortable. Festival season is approaching, so she wants to keep her ingredients fresh. She dreams of opening another location and providing a better future for her children.

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
  • 573
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,768,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Phoustine to buy ingredients like wheat flour and maize flour, and also furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013