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Payments of school fees and purchase of business commodities

Disbursement helped to purchase one horse pipe for watering at a cost of KES 3500, 4 pieces of floor traps at a cost of KES 700, 5 pieces of cutting blades at a cost of KES 500,tangit glue at a cost of KES 1500,some good quantity of ppr sockets, pvc 3/4 inches, pvc 4 inches, ppr plain elbows and ppr socket of one inches all these at a cost of KES 5000,soft polythene and fine fibers at a cost of KES 200 and a packet of razor blade at a cost of KES 20.These items bought definitely aided in increasing money by 50%.Net income received benefited my family by buying food, clothes, paying rent,paying most bills and saving some fraction of income for future purposes. Thanks very much for the financial support.

Adding poultry seeds

Blessings from loan assistance from zidisha ducks are now healthy because the vaccine is bought and feed enough every day Thank you for your help

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Berkah dari bantuan pinjaman dari zidisha anak bebek sekarang sehat karena vaksin terbeli dan pakan cukup setiap harinya
Terimakasih atas bantuannya

Rice and flour for grocery shop

This are the things i purchased like food staff,10 percent diffrent in what i purchased otherwise my earning in business has increased with a 15 percent profit,in my increase have use to pay school fee for my sister,my family and my siblings are happy for the project i started,because the profit i get have being using for home basics.

Loan for a hairdryer for my hair-plaiting business

Dear Lenders,I would like to thank you for the assistance you have been able to pour on me since the time I became the Zidisha borrower and your help has been so helpful in in many way as it has helped me to boost up my two business that I have mentioned in my loan proposal.
Kindly,keep on assisting us as this has gone a long way in our lives together with our families.
Kind regards,
Marian Katongo Mubanga.

To support my life

It is of a great pleasure i met Zidisha team. i am really investing in the future. Zidisha is my backbone.
thank you teamZidisha.

License/business permit for taxi business

Wow! Am grateful my donors for the faith and sacrifice you have placed on the idea.
With this amount am now able to pay for the statutory licences that would enable operate the taxi within the law and help me earn a decent pay and pay back the loan.
I shall endevour not to dissapoint you my lenders.
Once again thank you very much

Spare parts

Dear my ZIDISHA lenders, am very happy to get your acceptance message. I again thank you so much. Now this is how am going to use this loan. I will buy bicycle components like tubes; spokes; hubcaps; hubcaps axles; steelballssteelballs; cones; and just some small items because the amount am getting from you is still small. I know I will have to reach the bigger amount soon. Thanks lenders & thanks ZIDISHA ORG.

To purchase Unda (a breed of sheep)

I want to invest in another animal in shape of sheeps so I will purchase unda which is breed of sheep that's fetch a lot of money if you are able to feed them very well. The purchase has help me to expand my business and help to discover other field of businesses. This will help to fulfil my responsibility as a father and a breadwinner. Thanks for opportunity. God bless you lenders for the humanitarian work your engaging in

Well & tank to provide clean water to rural community

Today Friday August 3, 2018 I successfully made another repayment. I'm working hard to complete my loan repayment within the minimum time period given me.
I’m still working hard with more commitment, dedication, faithfulness and integrity in order to accomplish the task ahead of me. I’m always grateful and thankful to Director Julia, all the Zidisha staffs and all lenders on the Zidisha platform for your show of love and sacrifice towards me and all other borrowers. No amount of words can express my gratitude, my happiness and my joy to the Zidisha community. All I can say is that God richly bless you all abundantly.

New sewing machine for my sewing business

I purchased six piglets with the loan given to me to increase the size of my pig farm. This has help me to get different breeds of pigs, now I have Brazilian breeds, Chinese breeds as we'll as American breeds etc. This has increase by earning by 23.5 percent. This increment has help me settle my children school fees. This a picture of myself and the pigs I bought.

I will use the loan to buy cables and accessories

The previous loan was able to raise my profit by 5% and therefore I will continue to invest more in the cables since it is a hot cake in the community. This loan will increase the quantity so that I can make additional profit of 10% this week.
Thanks to my lenders and I hope they will do me a favour once more.

To support my business

please I am very much great full that you accepted my proposal please I have received the money,Gh5 with my first loan please I will keep this safely and add to my savings so that I can repay my loan God bless you my lenders and zidisha team thank you.

Official shirts for my stall.

zidisha has been an amazing tool for me, i have been able to increase my stock and getting more fresh and trendy products in my stall. it wouldn't be possible without the lenders. thank you so much for giving me a helping hand in my business

Tuition for daughter's university degree in Education

Thanks to the Zidisha community for the continues support, which had enabled me fun my daughters university education.
l opted to increase my last two payments in order to complete my loan before the next Academic year starts.
Thanks and God bless you.

Purchase of more barbershop equipments

The amount was used to purchase more stock.for example i purchased working machine ksh 25,000.paid rent for three months at ksh 15,000.the new shaving machine has lead to increase in work output per customer.customers no longer queue to wait for services.The monthly earning have doubled for the last one year due to increase in market share.All earning generated from profit are used to expand the business

Purchase of phone accessories for my business

Sometimes things are hard, business is down as the economy of Kenya increases day by day, i must put a smile on my face as things will be better, business will grow, orphans i support will get help and God will care for them. my family will get food on the table and have a place to sleep, the entire community will improve economically and that hope also comes from the support i get from Zidisha. Thanks my lenders for believing in me.

Books and supplies for my education

Thanks my lenders for my last loan, this loan has helped me pay my school fees ,make photocopies, buy exercise and text books and many others. These items that l purchased has helped me so much to meet my educational needs and learning has been effective for me in my last semester course work.

Kiosk capital loans

My kiosk is complete because of the distribution from Zidisha and the lender, thank you very much

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Kios saya lengkap karena distribusi dari Zidisha dan pemberi pinjaman, terima kasih banyak

Clutch plate & gear box for my workshop

First of all, thanks to my dear lenders and Zidisha for the platform given to people like me to benefit from their loans. What the lenders and Zidisha founders are doing is really having positive impact on people's lives, especially we in the developing countries. God richly bless you all.

I would be much appreciative if you could lend me a loan to increase the automobile spare parts in my shop because most of my customers are in need of it. My capital for now can't buy them since all or most of my profit I used to take care of my family. I will use the loan to buy spare parts to help boost my business which will indirectly help the transportation in my society. I will be prompt in repaying. Thanks once again.

Loan to buy test kits and medical lab devices

I would like to thank all lenders for funding my loan. I will use it to purchase rapid test kits for malaria. Malaria infection has increased in my community since the rains started some months ago. With the acquisition of the malaria test kits, I hope to help my community in early diagnosis which will help in treatment. It will also increase my income.
I am much grateful to all lenders.

Hassaneida's boutique

Thanks for the loan. Thanks to zidisha. I got my second loan and I was able to uplift my business and currently I'm making profit and also my business is progressing well. Looking forward to launch a website with online shop and shipping so that I be able to reach out to my other customers across the counties.
With the rates that I will be repaying my loans I hope come December holiday I will be able to open a big store and stock my inventory. My friends and family are very happy and they are spreading the goodness of Zidisha all over the community. Zidisha and all the lenders out there Bravo! Bravo!
The photo that I attached is for the Jersey and T-shirts that I was able to print for the county tournament volleyball team. You can see me at the back line Centre. Thank you.

Business stock addition

The loan assisted me in hiring some simple machines to finish this sign job..made 40% profit was a boost .Thank you..saved the cash to buy my own machinery that will help me have a turn around of 60-70% profit


Increase children"s clothing

I attach a photo of my clothing store called warehouse clothing that has been running more than 3th

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saya lampirkan foto toko pakaian saya namanya gudang sandang yg sudah berjalan lebih dari 3th

Buy raw materials

I as a chef in my own business ...

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saya sebagai koki di usaha saya sendiri...

Hiring labour foe cocoa farm for 2018 season

Once again i will say a big thank you to lenders who helped me to fund rhe loan injust completed. It was a major boost foe my farm. The loan was able to hire enough laboures for the pruning and sparaying of the cocoa farm for 2018 season. The plants are yet to bare fruits hence need another loan to maintain the farm till harvest. Rhank you in advance foe helping.

Photo copy machine for my shop.

I used my loan to purchase scientific calculator for my shop and since i got the calculator i have been able to prepare correct invoice and estimate for my customers which has help me to get a lot of customers.I am currently single with no kids. I go for swimming and watch soccer and play video games during my holidays. I have very nice and caring neighborhood.

Loan to buy test kits and medical lab devices

The previous loans were used to procure more test kits. Kits such as PSA and Hepatitis B profile kits were purchased with the loans I received, and this has increased my revenue and profit. I was making less than 500 GHS per week before I was introduced to this loan, and from then my total revenue and profit have increased since I could now buy more test kits and do various tests we couldn't do previously.

Loan to invest in my hairdressing business.

After I received that loan from zidisha,I went to a hole sale shop that sells that latest hair in town.So I bought 20 of them.
This purchase I made have made a vase difference in my income and in my profit for about 100 cedis.This increase have help me to buy more good .Due to the increase of my profit I have been able to send my wards to a better school.I have been able to set up a children playing grouds for the kids in my nabourhood.

Yarn for my kente weaving business

I will buy yarns of different colors worth $27 for the production of the kente cloth and will be making a weekly profit of about $8 which will go a long way to help me save towards my university education. Thank you very much to all my lenders.

Kadogo pure honey depot

Taking this opportunity to appreciate my lenders for their generosity. I was able to increase my stock by 20 litres.I am now reaching extra clients with my honey product that I was. I thank Zidisha for making it possible,I still need more funding to venture online market platform aiming at reaching more and diverse clientele.
Meanwhile, my business in getting blissful,I wish I could send you people some pure honey from my depot!!Blessings and together!.Cheers!

Cocoa farming

In my farm (Plantain and maize )
Did some wedding in the maize farm

Purchase variety of the latest clothing

Thanks to Zidisha and lenders from around the world for supporting my business by providing loans to increase inventory purchase capital. I hope you are still willing to support me back so that my efforts can be more advanced and have benefits for the people around me. Thank you!

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Thanks to Zidisha and lenders from around the world for supporting my business by providing loans to increase inventory purchase capital. I hope you are still willing to support me back so that my efforts can be more advanced and have benefits for the people around me. Thank you!

Glam interiors project

I was starting another venture. making Interlocking blocks for building. this is a relatively new technology in kenya and Im hopeful that the response will be good.

2-dark sofa sets

The loan supported me to buy materials, glue, wood, different inches of foam and different inches of nails . This purchase is really increases my confidence level and also my customers are happy about how I does my work. I want to reinvent all my 19% profit.

Spare parts

Dear lenders the loan you sent to me last time helped me so much and that's why I have been paying the loan on time so please let you not worry about me keep on lending me and I will not let you down my good lenders. I used my loan on adding more tubes,spokes,hubs,cones,Carrier bolts,steelballs,hubcaps,& etc l used kshs;6900/=.l have already paid my and the amount l have cash in hand is kshs;6000/=.which means that is my profit. And still I have some more spareparts on my shelves. THANKS my lenders & ZIDISHA.

Suger & maize flour

Hello My Lender, i have received 22,177ksh as a loan. This will buy 4 bags of 50kg Suger costing approximately 16000ksh(160$) and 5 bales of maize meal costing approximately 5100ksh(51$). Am really thankful to Zidisha organization for living to their word, may God bless you.

A power generator for my guest house

Wow just finished repaying my loan, thanks to Zidisha and my lenders for making it possible for me, I purchased a washing machine which has been so handy at my place of work, I don't have to wait for days before my towels are dry, this has helped save a lot of time and I serve more visitors compared to previous days where during rainy seasons I could only manage to serve a few guests to avoid over piling of wet towels and beddings, I do not have to worry anymore about the rain, let the rain come!!

Tomato seedlings for planting

Hello beautiful people, it good to be part of this noble organisation, I have immensely benefits from my lenders through the loan, I have been able to be self sufficient, very responsible when it comes finance.
From my pepper I have been able to put a significant money down which will be used as part of capital to start the new project.

New machines for my barbering shop

With my previous loan, I had the opportunity to expand my work place and also I have again been able to employ another person to help me with my now many customers that come to my place for service. Now I can boldly say that I am my own boss, thanks to Zidisha.

Scaling up the distribution of solar lamps to students

Greetings to all my lenders!

Its been long since i posted an update on whats happening in my business and life. Alot has happened and thanks to all the Lenders who believed in my with the first loan that has helped me leapfrog to what the business have become and my family wellbeing.

I have continued to distribute solar lamps to students and signing new partnerships with remote villages and traditional ruler to continue with our One Student: One Solar Lamp Project! This aims at investing in the next generation of African leaders with the resource they need to achieve their dreams. As most of you may know, in remote villages 100% of the households are not connected to the national grid, making it difficult for children to study for longer hours. This affect them badly when it comes to compete with their peers from urban communities during the national examinations. We have a dream of putting a solar lamp in every child's hands to enable them study longer hours and become the leaders they so much want to be.

To achieve this i will continue to reach out to all of you my lenders who are passionate about this business!

This July i had an opportunity of been part of 200 young Africans who met 44th President of the USA, Barack Obama and my dreams of creating opportunities for women and girls in remote villages was renewed! It was a life changing conference with a call for all of us to do our part in creating the Africa we all want to see!

What strike me during the convening is the figures that were shared by some great minds working in Africa: By 2035, if we dont innovate ways to help our people, 1 Billion people will be in extreme poverty! This means, they will never have access to clean water, quality education or even health care! Africa is sitting on a time bomb. We need to innovate and find scalable solutions we can all invest in our energy or resources to change this.

All of you my lenders have been doing that: investing in entreprenuers across the African continent so that we can all work to reverse these figures. I thank you all for your boldness to helping all of us!

Thanks alot and continue with your investment in businesses you believe in so much!


Pineapple farming

This is my pineapple farm now.

Mulaliit farm

Hi Zidisha family,may I sincerely thank you all esp Melissa for funding my previous loan.I was able to purchase enough coriander seeds which are about to germinate,I look forward for greater partnership with you.May God bless you all and once more thank you.

Company registration, office set-up, upgrade motorcycle

My business.

Company registration, office set-up, upgrade motorcycle

Hi my dear Lenders.
I feel great to inform you that am doing well in my business. Am able to support my wife and also pay wages to my asisstants.
My business is expanding everyday.
I really value your support that made me get my business this far.

To finish paying for cake van

OH MY GOD........
Am over the moon , my Van Loan is funded in full, Wow....
The last i checked it was 10% funded so i left work on Friday morning to attend a Family event in the country side and got back last night .
What a pleasant surprise i just got home from Church and thought of checking my Loan page and there it was...
You have made my Sunday and am definitely going to have a great week ahead of me.
To my lenders thank you for believing in me , i will not let you down .
I will now be in a position to clear my Loan balance for the Van.

Have a blessed Day .

Regards ,


Restocking my coping/printing /opening new mpesa


Restocking my coping/printing /opening new mpesa

Iam very pleased my dear lenders to inform you that I received my full loan as funded.words cannot thank you enough but pray almighty God to bless you.Tressforlife and Paul ,iam thankful. I bought printing papers and new curriculum textbooks and catridge ink.The new Mpesa branding is in is a photo of what I bought

Laptops for sale and other merchandise

Dear lenders, After a while ago I got into trouble with the supplier who brought my money, finally I can collect back the money from the sale of inventory of goods that still exist. Today I can go back to buy inventory, which is to buy 5 kodi clothes approximately Rp. 5,000,000, - about USD 370. I"m very grateful, because by getting to know Zidisha and you guys lenders who have given me the loan, my online store can always add to the stock of empty goods. By turning up the sales profits, which most of the capital I get from a loan in Zidisha, I can meet my daily living needs and provide education and buy proper food clothing for my daughter. Thank you again for all of you, may all be in good health.

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Dear lenders,

Setelah beberapa saat lalu saya terkena masalah dengan supplier yang membawa uang saya, akhirnya saya bisa mengumpulkan kembali uang dari hasil penjualan persediaan barang yang masih ada.

Hari ini saya bisa kembali membeli persediaan barang, yaitu membeli 5 kodi pakaian kira-kira seharga Rp. 5.000.000,- kurang lebih sekitar USD 370.

Saya sangat ber-terimakasih sekali, karena dengan mengenal Zidisha dan kalian para pemberi pinjaman yang telah memberikan pinjaman dananya, toko online saya bisa selalu menambah persediaan barang yang kosong.

Dengan memutar keuntungan penjualan, yang sebagian besar modal saya dapatkan dari pinjaman di Zidisha, saya bisa memenuhi kebutuhan hidup sehari-hari dan memberi pendidikan serta membelikan sandang pangan yang layak untuk putri saya.

Terimakasih sekali lagi untuk kalian semua, semoga semua dalam keadaan sehat.

Purchase 4way extensions to sale in my electricals

Thanks my lenders ,Outi from Finland and Bing-shupan from Taiwan for quick funding of my loan,I will buy 25pcs of four way [email protected] dollars and sale each 5.82 dollars making a profit of 2.91 dollars per piece .i'm happy and i will pay my loan on time to create trustworthy and enable zidisha grow and enable others to get loan like me in fact I'm proud to be a zidisha borrower it is making me to achieve my goals my God bless my lenders and all zidisha lenders in general

Download the song stop equipment for character tools

I will open a minimarket and expand this minimarket to remote areas where today the community is increasingly growing to meet the daily basic needs of the community which is my regulation to develop and open branches again in each region and meet the needs of the community and getting profitable say and sustainable then will give multiple profiles and success together for my friends who are funding me committed to work together

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Saya akan membuka minimarket dan mengembangkan minimarket ini ke daerah-daerah terpencil yang mana pada saat ini masyarakat semakin Kian berkembang untuk memenuhi kebutuhan pokok sehari-hari masyarakat yang mana ini menjadi regulasi saya untuk mengembangkan dan membuka cabang lagi di setiap daerah serta memenuhi kebutuhan masyarakat dan mendapatkan profit yang berkata serta berkelanjutan lalu akan memberikan profil yang berlipat-lipat serta kesuksesan bersama-sama untuk teman-teman yang mendanai saya berkomitmen untuk bekerja sama