Adding inventory

Moffat Utwere

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Moffat Utwere

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

On-time repayments

86 weekly installments  •  84%

About Me

I am a native Kenyan citizen, born and raised in a third world country, face to face with all the shortcomings of it : Poverty, Poor Infrastructure, Hunger, Political instabilities, Under Development, Diseases, Corruption, Civil Wars just to mention a few. Born to two peasants who were casual labourers by then doing small casual jobs, they struggled to raise me together with two of my siblings and they have been through thick and thin to see us through school, I studied from elementary to tertiary thanks to government funds, NGO sponsorships and well wishers yet still it was not a walk in the park, am expected to pay back part of the Higher Education Loan Board (HELB) the cash they lended me for my campus fee as soon as I begin working. My desire is to own and run a stable business, I have a small one that is up and running but as they say the sky is the limit and am not even at the clouds yet,but nothing comes on a silver plata, I have to work for it, am not keen with being employed due to limited opportunities despite having well deserving certificates also I do not opt for employment due to its "enslaving" nature. A friend of mine categorically testified to me how Zidisha enabled him to grow and realise his goals and objectives and for sure it caught my attention and I said to myself, why not? I want to eradicate poverty off my shoulders and also save my family along and am quite optimistic Zidisha will be a part of this magnificent transformation. I want to grow bit by bit using this platform building a mutual relationship that at the end will bring up something beautiful, something to go down the history books.

My Business

I have an Mpesa shop accompanied with a few small add ups like sweets, credit and accessories, I need a loan to strengthen my capital base and solidify my business in the competitive market. The loan helps me buy small but fast moving and profitable products like sweets. I want to venture in three basic consumer goods that are ever on demand for both wholesale & retail, these are: Cooking oil, Cooking flour and Rice, these three always have a stable demand inspite and despite financial crisis at hand, and not only am I planning to start but also transport them to the door of my clients. For me to sale them at wholesale I will need to be buying them in bulk so that I can get a discount and this means more funding. I use the profits to invest more in the business since am single and not studying also have no responsibilities attached to anyone except myself. This will help me create job opportunities to the job seeking masses in my country.

Loan Proposal

I am hereby applying for another loan to add more inventory to my store, the demand for my food retail products is high and am not in a good position to sustain my market effectively, some of my clients are slowly leaking away due to the fact that am not able to supply to all of them with the stock that they want, some need them in bulk as a one stop shop. I have a ready market, delivery means as well as a spacious store to keep a large stock of goods but its almost empty. I am in dire need of help to sustain the market that I already have at my disposal, its mine to loose. I cannot loose it when I have generous lenders like you through Zidisha to help me sort this out. I am looking forward to your positive response, cheers!

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$341.54

Date disbursed

Jun 20, 2019

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

21 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 5% of $341.54 = $15.35

Credit risk payment: $92.12

Optional expediting fee: $15.35

Lenders

A

Anninymouse

Southampton, United Kingdom

ErikN

Stockholm, Sweden

MarktheMormon

Sandy, Utah, United States

M

MattLondon

London, United Kingdom

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

G

GrandmaMae

Wausau, United States

MrMichigander

Marquette, United States

C

Crainster

Chapel Hill, United States

W

Wade

United States

K

K

United States

Douglas St Quintin

Sydney, Australia

Rosario von Li

San Jose, Ca, United States

Cliff

United States

SH

Steven Huntington

London, United Kingdom

Rory McLaughlin

Dallas, United States

Thomas

Sweden, Sweden

Gabriel Fenili

Santo André, Brazil

Y

YTSJ

London, United Kingdom

JC

Justin cohan

United States

V

Vidar

Oslo, Norway

P

Phips

Switzerland

I

isaac

United Kingdom

RC

Rudi Chen

United States

MS

Marcus Siegel

San Francisco, United States

GC

Greger Cronquist

Göteborg, Sweden

Ren

Minneapolis/StPaul, United States

Richard Paulin

Melbourne, Australia

EA

Eric Ayers

Atlanta, United States

Outi

Finland

GB

Glenn Butler

United States

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