I want to buy foodstuffs for my green-grocery shop

Ali Masha

Mtwapa, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Ali Masha

Member since

March 2013

On-time repayments

175 installments  •  68%

About Me

My name is Ali Abdala Masha a resident of mtwapa and a businessman here in mtwapa as well. Am married and blessed with two children. I live with my family here at a rented house. I was not lucky enough to atend to a secondary school, i droped out of primary school when i was in class seven and this is because of the poor status in my family. I have been struggling to make sure that my children dont fall in the same situation.I decided to start a charcoal and firewood business which has been doing very well. With what i get from my business i buy food, pay rent, and other family needs.

My Business

My business is processing of charcoal and selling of firewood. This business is good and profitable because these products are of high demand here since many of the people living here are middle class earners who cant affoed the high prices of kerosene and cooking gas. I do this business here in mtwapa and the nearby villages and i have many customers. My customers are mainly the traders and also the locals here who come to me and buy these goods.Its a paying business and in a month i get an income of ksh 20,000. the risks i face in this business are like, change of weather, for example when it rains heavily i cant process the charcoal because this requires too much sunlight. so it becomes a problem in rainy weather. With the income i get i use ksh 4,000 in buying food for my family, ksh 2,000 in paying my house rent, ksh 6,000 in paying school fees my children. So i save ksh 8,000 per month. With this saving i can use to repay my loan and also save for other purposes like now i think of starting a green grocer with will add more income for my family needs .

Loan Proposal

Hello my dear lenders am so happy to have another chance applying a loan again. Iam so happy that with the previous loans I took my business has taken a different look, I started with the firewood and charcoal business but I now have a green grocer attached to that. And my customers demand I would like to advance my green grocer to a full shop with all my customers requirements. So with this loan I would like to buy maize flour, rice,beans,cooking oil,sugar, all the commodities a shop requires. With these goods I will boost my business to a higher levels and this would be so good to the business and also my customers will be happy. Thank once again for this opportunity and may God bless you all.

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  • Will    Oct 12, 2017

    Ali has repaid the majority of his payments on time and has provided updates about his situation when he is unable to. A very positive experience!

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    • Ali Masha    Mar 23, 2018

      Thank you for the update. Am waiting for the funding of my loan. God bless you

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$398.00

Date disbursed

Mar 17, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

9 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $17.46

Lenders

T

Tmann

Los Angeles, United States

C

Christian

Saarbruecken, Germany

investor

Candiac, Canada

G

glosoli

Boston, United States

BrassHat

Boston, United States

BelleStarr

Albuquerque, United States

AltruisticSelfishnes

Chicago, United States

M

manup0d

Langen, Germany

ErikN

Stockholm, Sweden

J

jozua

Delft, Netherlands

K

Kerkeslager

Richmond, United States

Kjartan

Oslo, Norway

L

louisela

Eugene, Oregon, United States

Raoul72

Naarden, Netherlands

T

traderjohn

Baltimore, United States

N

noah695

Salt Lake City, United States

A

AJCortens

Boise, ID, United States

T

Tallago3

Munich, Germany

Pere

Barcelona, Spain

C

cjmenchaca

Austin, United States

E

ericcamden

Berkeley, United States

BJ

Brandon Joz

North Carolina, United States

Jeff and Marcie

Portland, OR, United States

C

chrisherron

Chicago, United States

M

missjoyy

Munich, Germany

SeeMeeFi

Ontario, Canada

M

markusfitza

College Station, United States

C

CarrotTop

Bangor, United States

J

jzidi

Los Angeles, United States

K

Kevincleary

Omaha, United States

G

GirlOfEarth

Earth, Finland

G

Goodwill

Oakland, United States

mauroandmichelle

Montreal, Canada

B

BobJames

Toulouse, France

P

Prysdahl

Marshall, United States

D

DThirteen

Miami, United States

H

Hotaru

Melbourne, Australia

D

Dave22202

Arlington VA, United States

Bhayl

Stavanger, Norway

A

Aaron

Zurich, Switzerland

W

WellingtonPFClass

Columbus, Oh, United States

RandyPetersen1

Colorado Springs, United States

P

Peksa

Espoo, Finland

V

vshafor

Carlsbad, United States

Maxey

Amstelveen, Netherlands

A

Andy

Berlin, United States

fairspirit

Utrecht, Netherlands

C

ComPASSIONateRafiki

Ft. Myers, United States

GH

Gav H

Langley, Canada

B

Brian

Washington, DC, United States

C

CJAnderson

Sydney, Australia

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UTLonghorn

Lincoln, United States

EstanislaoCruz

Ewa Beach, United States

claire.mcleland

Springfield, United States

Hedwich

Gorssel, Netherlands

Zal0m0n

Atlantis!!!! x), Mauritania

B

Bokolo

Leeds, United Kingdom

gseletko

South Perth, Australia

P

Pavane

Kungsbacka, Sweden

N

NickLuder

London, United Kingdom

Matthieu

Switzerland, France

xtrahardware

Cazenovia, United States

lizandsteve

guelph, Canada

C

Catch22

The Colony, United States

E

E

Marin county, United States

M

MarianneM

Munich, Germany

S

samthewill

Winterthur, Switzerland

C

Clben7

Cincinnati, United States

Evan Lamos

Brussels, Belgium

Y

Yasmine

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

sderickson

Berkeley, CA, United States

O

oonbug

United States

pvilliger

Zurich, Switzerland

M

Malibu

Westwood, United States

D

drorm

United States

K

Kudrnova

Czech Republic

D

DCLending

United States

S

spivurno

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

Pankratio

EastVan, Canada

N

nathaliekar

United States

O

orilifsks

United States

joshuacollinson

Vienna, Austria

smastermind

Jerusalem, Israel

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

johnhudson

Washington, DC, United States

chriseyre

Fremont, Ca, United States

TyWee

Manila, Philippines

T

tmarkus

Netherlands

B

bscent

Hong Kong

W

wesbh89

United States

D

Desteli

United States

I

idris

United States

Loungin

United States

M

Medagan

San Franciso, United States

M

me.iulian

Iasi, Romania

S

shappysfunland

United States

C

Crainster

Chapel Hill, United States

H

happyhappy

Switzerland

SuperMario28

Cudahy, United States

Robert Long III

Bridgman, MI, United States

OllieOladele

London, United Kingdom

R

Ruj-ura

Thailand

Mike and Jacqui

United Kingdom

S

Stephan

Netherlands

J

Joas

Hannover, Germany

UN

Uwe Neumann

Frankfurt Germany, Denmark

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

TM

Theo Mbise

Switzerland

Torsten Schreiber

Frankfurt, Germany

Greg Howard

Reno, Nv, United States

SMOICE

Berlin, Germany

W

Wade

United States

jtreyes

United States

MB

michael breen

United Kingdom

Andrew

Melbourne, Australia

Kate Courteau

United States

JA

Jared Anthony

CT, United States

Lou Kaucic

Sanbornton, NH, United States

ME

Mike Engsberg

United States

Paola M

United States

Max Lettenberger

Madison, WI, United States

JC

JD Conley

United States

KD

Kent Don

United States

Cameron Graham

Nashville, TN, United States

YM

Yelka Mikolji

United States

ME

Manaal Eisa

Washington DC, United States

TH

tom hd

United Kingdom

NO

Nancy Owen

United States

M

Mart

United Kingdom

Aran Dunlop

United States

Tobias

Frankfurt, Germany

AK

Achim Königs

Bonn, Germany

Christopher Hey

Sudbury, Canada

Taylor

Memphis, United States

MK

Mic Ko

United Kingdom

GN

Gabriel N

Switzerland

MT

Marco Tietz

United States

Gabriel Fenili

Santo André, Brazil

Charles Burgess

United States

Remo

Lucerne, Switzerland

P

Phips

Switzerland

RC

Rudi Chen

United States

J

Julie

Los Angeles, United States

J

Jo

United States

Angela Linwood

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Jes-c

United States

B

Brett

Australia

Zack Stein

United States

RC

Roy Chicky Arad

tel aviv, Israel, Israel

JA

Jan Andresen

Hamburg, Germany

TO

Thomas O'Neil

United States

J

jeananne

United States

RE

Richard Ellis

United Kingdom

L

Lucy

Australia

EP

Emerald Pham

United States

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Benjamin Kniaz

Boston, United States

MO

Mark Owens

United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

JS

Jason Strauss

United States

D

Dalton

San Francisco, United States

HCPSPIRIT

Helsinki, Finland

Dean Suminski

Portland, Oregon, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

Colin Marks

London, United Kingdom

A

Anonymous

United States

Kenny

San Diego, United States

J

Jakub

Czech Republic

M

Mack

Harbor, Oregon, United States

D

David

United States

Christian

Vienna, Austria

Mike

Indianapolis, United States

WC

Walter Clarke

Phoenix, United States

W

Will

United States

CY

Carly Yoshida

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

M

MounirCC

Antwerp, Belgium

DM

Darin MacRae

United States

John Barnett

United States

AB

Ashira Blazer

United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

ST

Sarah Turner

United States

A

Anonymous

United States

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