A loan to boost my motorbike spares inventory

Paul Kimani

Mazeras, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Paul Kimani

Member since

August 2014

On-time repayments

222 installments  •  31%

About Me

I am Paul Kimani, aged 28 years married with two children. I was born in a small village Muranga County. I am the first born n a family of three children. - all males. I went to Mutunguru primary school and finished my exam in the year 2003. I stayed home for one year before I came to Mombasa with a friend whom I stayed with.



I got bored staying home idle so I decided to look for a job to keep myself busy. I joined a steel making company where I worked for a while. The salary was low and I decided to look for another company. I joined EPZ company for making clothes for export but the salary was equally small. I started saving so I can open my own business.

I saved for two years and I asked my friend for advice as to what type of business I could start with the money I had. I got many ideas and I took one idea of opening a motor cycle spare parts.

I had no experience in this area and I worked very hard to keep the business going.

My Business

I deal with sale of motor cycle spare parts. Motor cycle transport is very popular in this area and there are very many motor cycles and I saw that opportunity and decided to try my hand in it. Most of my customers are local riders who use their motor cycles as taxis to ferry people in town.

With time, I have created a wide customer base and most of them are repeat customers. I normally buy the spare parts from Nairobi where they are a bit cheaper. In a good month I make a net profit of about $ 230. This can change slightly when the business is low. I use the profit that I make from this business to support my family and my parents back home.

If given this money I will use it to increase my stock of spare parts.

Loan Proposal

If given this loan I will spend the money as follows

12 tire tubes at a total cost of $45
6 motorcycle tires at a total cost of $50

These are fast moving spare parts and I hope to make a profit of about 30% from the sales. Kindly fund this loan.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$100.16

Date disbursed

Jan 13, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Lender interest: $100.16 at 8.07% annual rate over 4 months = $3.22

Service fee: $1.48

Lenders

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Delph007

Den Haag, Netherlands

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Barcelona, Spain, Philippines

cyrus0302

San Francisco, United States

YB Song

Seoul, Republic of Korea

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PeaceandLove

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Bavarian

Bavaria, Germany

rasmus

Bern, Switzerland

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Malta, Malta

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BClay

Campbell, United States

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Melbourne, Australia

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Yevrahs

Dallas, Texas, United States

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granite

Stanford, United States

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curtains4u

North Kansas City, United States

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adamdreaming

United States

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Ori

Jerusalem, Israel

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