Oct 24, 2014
I wish to say thanks to lenders,lending teams officials(staff) and goyimei.infoanization in general. With this forum i can afford to run my business and attend my class in Kenyatta university.
Thank you everybody for your loan support, i am doing well in my business, I feel in my spirit today I should share with you about my true life story.
John Makongo is the founder of this emerging organization. John Makongo was once street children and also Rwanda Genocide victim, I am a bachelor holder in theology and author of an inspiring book (From Rwanda to Victory) I also was brought up in an orphanage in Kenya and also lived on street searching for help, love and hope.
Due to the high rate of poverty in my family, my single parent could not be able to take my siblings and I to school. Thus, we became servants at our neighbors in helping to tend cattle in the field like David in the bible in order to get food to sustain our young 4 brothers.
In the year 1994 I had a desire to go to school after being removed in the street by a missionary who sponsored me but before I sought to run and find a refuge in the streets of Eldoret, which is a small town in the Rift Valley Province. When I arrived in the streets life became extremely difficult. I found a refuge at the Eldoret Children Rescue Centre, which was a home to orphans and children from the streets. This is where I settled and started my studies under the help of a German citizen known as Michael Nieswand. This is also where I received a call to worship God through music and joined the Jesus is Lord Team choir.
While I was in my Theological school in Bungoma which is in Western part of Kenya I received a calling of working with kids and my heart has been full of love for them and compassion, I went on praying to ask God if it was His will for me to continue doing so. When I discovered that it was God’s will, I decided to assist three boys in obtaining an education and living also in my house.
In the year 2009 I desired to work with friends from different parts of the world to further assist other children in Kenya to receive an education at first it was hard because none of them knew me. I shared my dream with friends and facebook friends and we came on with the idea that we should support the kids by providing them with education to bring a change to Kenyan children.
My desire is for this organization to grow with support from people around the world and in Africa, either through prayer, financial support or even coming to serve these children in Africa. Our dream for this organization is to build a school, vocational centers, and other training centers. My prayer is that those who are led will be in touch with what we are doing and join us. We welcome all people from every part of the world. Lastly, I would love to thank my friends around the world ( stewart funderburg,Mira Elmann, Dana , Beryl Williams and others who supports our organization for accepting to sponsor kids
Cradle of Hope Mission is dedicated in providing education to the poor kids who cannot afford uniform and books to get to school by providing education and feeding program. we also providing winter and summer short term mission to people from other nation and our country who want to serve and help the poor through providing medication and other services may God blessing you as join us
Nakuru Rhonda Estate, Kenya
i am so glad that my earnings have increased.. i am saving the returns so that i can be able to rent a store to be storing my stocks because as it stands i have to ferry my stock home every evening and ferry it back every morning. my own stock will enable me save on the energy used during the daily treks plus other advantages
Hi Jammytlee, I am doing wonderful here. My business has started picking a bit because someone of the peoples have started harvesting and I expect a lot on the coming days. There's a lot of heavy rain here but our climate is standard we don't have winter or summer. I have been very curious to to say hello to you but since zidisha changed their website its have been very difficult to log in. Thanks brother for remembering me. Cheers
new envelops two rims of embosed paper and also manila paper one rim,new photo frames
dear lenders this are the new stock i bought,sorry for delayed upload of the photos
thanks Leonora, I had not even signed out after making the application. What a surprise! I am thrilled.
Thank u for helping me out.there has not yet been any reported case of ebola in kenya yet,we r taking necessary precautions,thank u for your concern.have a good day
You're welcome. I hope it is the beginning of good luck for you with your fundraising!
Oct 23, 2014
Hope you are doing great. And your family too is doing well. Here in Ghana, after your University education, you will have to serve the country for 1 year- National Service. That is what I am doing now. This has affected business somehow.
This will not in anyway destroy our trust for each other. I will work hard and be kind to my promises. Thank you
Teaching my son Art of Photography at an early stage he turned four year old August 27 2014,i always show him how to use camera and he is a good leaner,i attend some function with him some day he will be a professional photographer like his Dady.
To All My Lenders & Zidisha Family!
Today, I fully repaid my loan in full. Without you guys, my business won't be where it is now. Thank you so much! Zidisha has really changed my life for the better. I can now dream big dreams and create business ideas without allowing myself to be scared away by the thought of lack of capital to start a venture. My gratitude goes to all my lenders who funded my first and second loan: Christy CMK71, goodwithoutgod, timnj, hulte, zidishap2p, treyh, mguenter, AllieJ, thebonseung, vortex, Aaron85 and Tom44; Thank you so very much. I look forward to your support in raising my future loans. God bless you all.
Rotego Village, Ikumba Sublocation, Kenya
i did build aclass & atoilet for my students it has really changed the face of my school some students had left my school but now there coming back what i really wish for is coming next the beginning of the year is for more students to join.
on the side of the community it has helped a lot some of the members of the community have volunteered to teach for me & some i have hired them, your two loans have really helped me out a lot
Am happy with the disbursement of the loan and now I wish to add the 4 computers which I ordered yesterday from Nairobi and the printer this will make me to earn a good profit and my customers will be happy with me too. Also am working on the waiver as I promised my customers who were eagerly waiting for this. LET ME NOW WITHDRAW MY MONEY AND WORK ON IT.
THANKS GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Thika Mangu, Kenya
Hi members, all is well with me trying to catch up with strawberries.pictures coming soon for the strawberries,
Hi Lenders, I would like to inform you that my salon is currently doing well and it is my pleasure to increase my loan payments from ksh487 to ksh2000.I hope this will sound well to my lenders,and result to good relationship between me and lenders.My business income has grown from ksh25000 per month to ksh30000 per month this the main reason why have made up my mind to increase my loan so that I may qualify for my next loan and expand my business further.
I am happy that my business is really doing good.My sales have gone high from making 4000k a day to 7000k.Zidisha has helped me improve my business big time.Don't be surprised for paying my loan faster it's because here in Kenya we are approaching high season and I really need to be prepared and stock my boutique and cosmetic so that I supply my customers with whatever they need and this is through getting good money from Zidisha.I have enrolled a few people and more still to come.Thank you once again.
wow,have been funded for the second time,my dreams are great for this funds having in mind that we are approaching festive season. am going to increase my stock of customers segment and boom to yarn more profit .thanks to all my lenders and zidisha family at large.
am so grateful zidisha. God bless you all. just to say.....
Oct 22, 2014
I would like to change repayment schedule so that i can repay the loans much faster and apply for another.I will be proceeding on leave in December where i plan to travel upcountry and look for a reliable supplier of fish.I plan to open a fish market in January to supplement the profit i earn from poultry business. I thank zidisha team for your support .it is because of you that my dream is turning into a reality.My God bless you all.
i started a vegetable business that has now grown and i have been able to start a chicken business with the proceeds. I would like to grow my chicken business with the next zidisha loan.
Me and my new computers
Hi my good people. Today i just want to tel you that my two business are doing okay and am so happy because it is you people that have made this come true, without you, i wouldn't have gone this far. I really thank you and may you continue assisting me and others. I will remain faithful and trustful to you all the time. I will soon post my new photos while on my two businesses to see where and how the shops look like now. The generator i bought is really assisting my computer business so much when there is power blackouts. Thank you so much again and may you be blessed.
Nakuru County, Kenya
hi zidisha am very thankful for what you are doing in my life since i joined zidisha my life has changed alot and i am planning to start aprinting job.tshirt printing job.i have already ordered for machine that will be used for printing tshirts.eg of the tshirt is the one on my profile picture.
Thanks JillV for acknowledging my effort. The loan has improved my business drastically after buying the new hair drier. I am very grateful for your support. These are two photos - the drier and the me working on a client.
Dear all ( Zidisha Lenders,Zidisha staff and Zidisha volunteers),
Let me take this time to thank all of you for this great support you have given me. Lenders you have finally done it to fund my loan to 100%. Indeed this is is my third loan which have qualified for. We have come from very far with you my first loan was USD 50, second loan was USD 311 and now USD 485. for the first loan and second loan I have been using them very well and I hope also to use this third loan the same.
Workers putting up the fence.
The chicken roaming freely in the compound
One side of the completed fence
Good morning lenders,
I have finally managed to get the photos of the perimeter fence that i put up using the loans you gave me. I will forever be grateful for your help.
Now my chicken can roam the compound without fear of interfering with my neighbors' garden.
Am uploading the photos in afew.
Oct 21, 2014
Trying to get some attention to your project here. Not sure if I'll succeed, I'm just a little voice on the internet. Hope it comes together for you.
Erico Onyango Jayie
Bugengi Busia County, Kenya
Thanks so much lenders. I am so humbled by your kind gesture to support.Once again thank you and welcome for A piece of water melon anytime you visit Kenya between December and January
I thank you all the lenders for trusting me with your money,after you gave me the funds my sales have increased due to the fact that most of my customers are getting all the products they want unlike when i didn't have the funds. Am looking forward to expanding my business more and more.
My God bless you all.
Im so glad to hear that you got the loan! This is my first time lending on Zidisha. I chose your business because you seem like a smart business woman who knows your customers and what services they need at different times of the year. Best wishes and please let me know how you go!
WOOI WOOI;Thank you lenders now am happy for the great support you have given me. Actually my loan is fully funded and am waiting for the disbursement of the loan. I will buy the computers and the printer and my customers I think will be happy with this.
Oct 20, 2014
Nairobi Umoja Estate, Kenya
This evening, I got mpesa message crediting my a/c with the sum I had borrowed from zindisha. Am so grard for this funding and already tomorrow, I will make an order for goods I had quoted in my application. Thanks zindisha community.
Part of this is contribution from zidisha lenders. I look fowaward to your continuedd support
Its been a long time since i last wrote to you (my Zidisha Lenders); am well and good great with my business. i was able to purchase a second hand computer which is helping me and i was able to have a trainee who helps me learn the bureau. I thought i need some more time before hiring a permanent help thats why i picked on a trainee who is proving to be very helpful. Am still hopeful in future i will be able to do that. Otherwise its all thanks to Almighty as well as to my Lenders for their effortless help they have accorded me. Thank you again and be blessed!
Oct 19, 2014
Taluk Kuantan, Indonesia
Thanks zidisha and funders thanks to you all I can develop my PS2 rental business. The evidence that I elaborated effort.
Nana Adjoa Mens
Cape Coast, Ghana
Dear Lenders, l am glad for the support you gave me when l needed loan to buy books for my studies, l am getting well with my studies and nursing profession.
David Kamau Waweru
Salgaa Rongai, Kenya
Hi lenders and zidisha fraternity!I am fine too.Things are not bad.I have collected my first batch of 200 birds a week ago and haven order the second batch.The chicken house is ready and cow project is on course .I have disposed other 40 indigenous chicken.The amount raised will help in payment of school fees balances.Student are at half term break for three days.I wish all good times.
One week down the line, this is how they were looking........i promise to keep you posted my lenders and the team of cos.
This was after four weeks in the nursery bed, i had to get some casuals to help transplant and it went on well. It was tiring but fun at the same time.
Oct 18, 2014
The ponds i plan to rent
San Diego, United States
Everyone loves shoes! Happy to help expand your inventory. Go make lots of money!!
In my office working , thank you zidisha team, this far you have played a big role in my life, God bless you.
after i get a loan from zidisha first, I immediately use the funds to buy toxic grass, I am very grateful to the funders on the amount of funds given oil palm plantations belonging to me now looks clean ,, then I get a second loan, I use for the purchase of fertilizer.
Later today I filed a $ 170.00 loan to buy fertilizer shortage ,, I hope the funds given to three of my fast, so that I can cultivate my garden regularly to fruition maximum predictably, thank you zidisha
thank you for the loan...it was disbursed to me sometime this week and i must say it has worked wonders...i used the same to buy extra cereal for my business...good news is, i have even expanded my range of dry grain by stocking wheat, and it is already almost running out of stock because the demand for the commodity is literally hitting the roof...i cannot possibly say this enough times...God Bless Zidisha.
these words to zidisha.....
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