Expanding the Top Ten Cafe

Lucyline Muthoni

Kilifi, Kenya

23% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Lucyline Muthoni

Member since

September 2012

On-time repayments

146 installments  •  60%

About Me

I live about 300m off Charo Wa Mae road, Sparks Road, between Charo Wa Mae and Prison Roads. I am a widow with two children,a boy and a girl aged 16 and 12. Both children are in school, the first born (boy) is in class eight and the other in class four. I am living in a rental house which costs 1500 shillings per month. Since my husband dies, I have lived here for more than eight years Since my first loan, I have a new husband and he helps with my business.

My Business

I started selling shoes in past ten years. I have been selling shoes from one open air market to the other. We have daily market days in Kilifi county. Open air markets are: Mkoroshoni, Tezo, Takaungu, Chonyi, Matsangoni and Chasimba. In every market I have created strong customer contact hence more sales. In a month I am capable of raising profit of about 10,000 shillings (ten thousands).
Since Zidisha lenders have helped, the shoe business grew and I was able to open a hoteli, cafe in Charo Wa Mae. It is called Top Ten Cafe and we make chapati, pilau and wonderful foods. It is becoming very well followed because it is the only one in the area, where I still sell shoes.

Loan Proposal

My businesses have grown so much thanks to Zidisha. I started selling shoes in local markets with the first loan. This is my fourth loan and with the last I was able to open a shop for the shoes and also open a hoteli, Top Ten Cafe. It is very popular in Charo Wa Mae, near Kilifi and there are no others nearby. The roof needs replacement and I will also add tables and more cooking supplies with the loan. God bless Zidisha

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$689.74

Date disbursed

Dec 1, 2015

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

17 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $28.64

Lucyline opted to pay $112.11 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.

Lenders

Martin

Manama, Bahrain

Krtecek

Balzers, Liechtenstein

L

Ladysmom

Dallas, United States

P

Prysdahl

Marshall, United States

T

Taupe

Balzers, Liechtenstein

BF

Bob Fitzjohn

Fontvielle, Monaco, Yemen

iggwag

Kilifi, Kenya

lyalljellyman

Wellington, New Zealand

Laparo

Dusseldorf, Germany

S

shappysfunland

United States

melissapmeier

United States

M

mbarbier

United States

Ahadi

France

Jeroen Decock

Gent, Belgium

RM

Rona Mallorie

United Kingdom

MW

Matt Willis

United States

Lou Kaucic

Sanbornton, NH, United States

V

Vivek

Arlington, VA, United States

PG

Paul Graham

United States

PR

Paul Rausch

United States

wissam

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Diego

Monza, Italy

Eugen Stamm

Zurich, Switzerland

MC

United States

Der Dooley

Dublin, Ireland

L

LK

United States

metab

Estados Unidos, Hong Kong

R

Rolands

Taichung, Taiwan

MS

Mike Sutherland

United Kingdom

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