Bakery

Daughty Were

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Daughty Were

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

On-time repayments

183 weekly installments  •  100%

About Me

My name is Daughty and i run a Bakery business,i have been a Zidisha member for a while now ,my first loan was 9,000 and my last Loan was over 100,000 thousand,that's how much i have grown in Zidisha, am still looking forward to grow even more.

My Business

My lender's
Hope this finds you well.
Am good ,my Bakery is doing fairly well,my staff who are doing well too , it's been a while since i communicated, i got a tender to supply two school's and am happy with the results.
Am glad we got this business after a long struggle to get back to our feet again .
we look forward to inceased orders as time goes by .

Loan Proposal

I kindly request for the above loan to be repaid @ ksh 1,200 on weekly basis every friday , the loan repayment will be sent via mobile cash transfer , if i qualify for the above loan i will keep my promise , i am sre you will help me grow and i look forward to that.

Kind Regards,

Daughty

Feedback

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  • Treesforpeople    Apr 18, 2021

    Daughty paid off the loan in good time. I'd definitely be happy to lend to her again.

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  • Joshi    Dec 30, 2020

    Prompt payments and good communication. Will certainly lend again.

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  • Vicki Stewart    Oct 6, 2017

    Congratulations on paying your loan off. I'd be happy to lean to you again so you can increase your business.

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  • Vicki Stewart    Jan 4, 2017

    Would definitely lend to Daughty again!

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  • John Prendiville    Jan 3, 2017

    Great borrower!

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  • Ed    Sep 22, 2016

    Daughty is wonderful, hard working, responsible. I pleasure to know her, sadly through the filter of electronic communication

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  • Marama    Jun 10, 2016

    Wonderful borrower, paid like clockwork. All the best with your business I hope your mixer helped your business grow.
    If you ever need another loan I would be happy to support you.

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  • Galbania    Jan 1, 2016

    Thanks for paying the money back. You are a good borrower! May God bless you and your family and may you live a long life in peace and happiness.

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  • Freewolf    Dec 29, 2015

    Second loan was repaid on time in full. Good luck on the continued growth of your business.

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  • Pedro R-C    Dec 27, 2015

    Trustable entrepreneur. Always repaid on time.

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  • Freewolf    Aug 26, 2015

    Excellent payments and communication. All the best in your business and the future.

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  • KrautFunding    Aug 18, 2015

    Great performance and very communicative...all the best for your next steps

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  • Wendy Emlyn    Aug 18, 2015

    Daughty has repaid her loan regularly and on time - well done!

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  • YP    Jun 15, 2015

    Excellent, always repaid on time.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$100.13

Date disbursed

May 7, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

5 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 5% of $100.13 = $5.01

Upon joining Zidisha, Daughty paid a lifetime membership fee of $8.86.

Daughty opted to pay $53.16 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.

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  • Daughty Were    Sep 6, 2021

    To my Lender's, hope you are all well and Thank you for your continued support.
    I got a very good deal on a convection 9 tray oven that has a 5 tray proffer from the shop that sold me the one deck oven ,so I traded in my one deck oven topped up some cash and got the bigger one.
    So far am happy with its performance ,can't complain.

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  • Daughty Were    Aug 1, 2021

    To my Lender's, thank you for your generosity, I am so humbled.
    I have received my Oven ,Am trying out other products as I purchase all the other tools for starting my ,looking forward to launching it.
    Will keep you posted.
    I am super excited.

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    • Joshi    Aug 10, 2021

      Great news. Show us the first cake that you bake in it!

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  • Daughty Were    Jul 22, 2021

    To All my Lender's, Thank you once again ,this is to Confirm that I have received my Loan fully funded ,I will now proceed to acquire my deck Oven and roll out some of the cakes Buns and ceremonial Cakes that I want to bake ,looking forward to such an exciting Time .
    Will keep you posted.

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  • Daughty Were    Jul 22, 2021

    Wow ,this is awesome, A big Thank you to All my Lender's for believing in me ,I want to assure you of my commitment and consistence in my baking.
    Thank you for supporting me Always, we sure come along way .

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  • Mary    Jul 22, 2021

    I love to see your business grow Daughty!

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  • Christian Golo    Jul 17, 2021

    Hi Daughyty,

    Since April 2015 to date and your on time repayment score is still 100%, very impressive, and I love it. I wish you good luck for the days ahead.

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  • Mirko    Jul 14, 2021

    It Is an impressive development you made within the last few years! All my respect for your dedication and seriousness in doing this business.
    I wish much more ladies and gentlamens would do it like you.

    Keep going!

    Cheers
    Mirko

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  • Erik G    Jul 13, 2021

    Dear Daughty, great to read how you've used the Zidisha to expand your business so successfully. Also impressed with your track record on making all the repayments. You'd make a great mentor for many other borrowers on Zidisha. Very happy to help support you new loan especially as it will allow you to foster your passion for baking cakes! Love it! All the best, Erik

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    • Daughty Were    Jul 13, 2021

      Am so humbled.
      I would love to mentor other Zidisha borrower's.
      Much appreciated.

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  • Marama    Jul 12, 2021

    Always happy to support you Daughty. I'd love to see some of your finished celebration cakes when they are done.

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  • Daughty Were    Jul 11, 2021

    This is the picture of the one deck oven

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  • Vicki Stewart    Jul 10, 2021

    Good Luck with your new cake oven! I'm always happy to help you with your loan.

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  • Joshi    Jul 9, 2021

    Daughty,
    glad to hear about the school tenders. Show us the new oven. Looks like after the mixer, this would be another major equipment you are buying. Wish you all the best.
    p.s. it was so nice to see just a 5% fee for your loan!

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    • Daughty Were    Jul 10, 2021

      Dear Joshi

      Yes I am still supplying the schools ,I definitely need another Oven ,looking forward to buying it .
      Will take a picture of the new Oven and share.

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  • Daughty Were    Jul 9, 2021

    Dear Lender's
    Trust you are all doing well and keeping safe ,my family and my self are well ,we thank God.
    It's been three months since I last communicated, I attended cake decorating classes in the last two months and its been of great help, Am yet to start my cake decorating section due to some hiccups that am still working on .
    My biggest challenge now is my Oven has been breaking down alot in the past 3 weeks ,we been fixing it buying parts and they still blow up ,Am still in the process of repairing it but most importantly I feel I need to buy a small deck oven that can be used for the birthday cakes, I have identified one second hand small oven and would appreciate your support once again to acquire it.
    My donuts and other fried products are still doing well .
    Am so worried on how long the Oven will take getting fixed because my customer's are getting anxious and I totally agree it's taken too long to fix it ,I have engaged a second electrician who has done a thorough diagnosis and am looking for funds to buy the new parts, God willing it will be up and running by the weekend.
    However I still feel very strongly that I need the second small Oven that will not only bake birthday cakes but can be a backup too in the event that the main Oven is broken down ,kindly assist me achieve this.

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  • Daughty Were    Mar 10, 2021

    Hey
    How are all my lender's doing ,i hope great and in high spirits like me.
    Been a while since i communicated with you on my progress.
    My business is doing well cant complain,timed are hard but we are hanging in there doing our best.
    Ive been busy with my trainers (two of tgem )learning how to decorate cakes ,ive been off decorating cakes for tge last 15 years so you can imagine ,alot has happened in this industry and hence i had to learn from the Best on what's new.
    I intend to start my new line of celebration/occasions cakes soon.
    My idea is to start from my bakery and create a space for a Cake display right here and start advertising my self first and see how it goes,i pray it will attract a fair share of customers before i look for a shop in tge busy street.
    I am positive that am headed to the right direction.
    Will kerp you posted and take pictures once i roll out.

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  • Daughty Were    Dec 10, 2020

    Hey ,
    How are all my Lender's doing ,hope you are all doing great , well am good .
    My business is doing fine by any means,my cake line is doing great ,sweetcake is at 190 packets a day and coconut is at 200 packets a day this is among other products that I sell too .
    Now yesterday I made a sample of a sponge birthday cake 1kg ,am contemplating doing this line of Cakes as from January ,am excited about it and I feel it will do well ,so apart from the commercial cakes that I supply I want to do Occasional that I will sell from the Bakery, am yet to sit down and work on all the logistics but that's nothing to worry about ,I feel Positive about it and very excited too.
    Have a great wee weekend Y"all
    Cheers
    Daughty

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    • Joshi    Dec 10, 2020

      Glad to hear about this update Daughty. And the plan about starting line of birthday cakes sure sounds yummy! Some questions out of curiosity;
      - You expect the 1Kg cake to serve a party of 12-15 people?
      - Can you change the size or is it decided by the equipment that you will use? If someone asks for a little smaller/larger, will that be possible?
      - Will you offer personalized message on it? Like "Happy Birthday Zidisha"?
      - When you say 'commercial cake', you mean some food/grocery chain to whom you supply the cakes? Will a smaller sponge cake not be an additional option cake for that?

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      • Daughty Were    Dec 11, 2020

        Hey Joshi,
        Glad you like my idea of starting to bake Birthday cakes ,I will bake 1kg and 2kg which is standard but am open to do bigger cakes if the client desires a bigger cake ,will work on the crafts of combination then icing even if its a 4kg or more ,I intend to buy different sizes of Baking tins and shapes ,I will ice them and decorate them then personalise with their Names ,am looking at doing not only the Birthday cakes but all occasions- anniversary,Farewell,graduation,baby shower among many .
        On the Commercial cakes Yes Birthday cakes are Commercial too but I don't intend sell it among my oth

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  • Daughty Were    Nov 11, 2020

    I recently spent alot of money from my business in my mum's 1st anniversary celebrations,am back to work but have not settled.
    I need a little more time .

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  • Daughty Were    Nov 11, 2020

    Dear Lender'
    An back to work after a weeks vacation, my family was away at our village, we celebrated My Mum's 1stanniversary on 31st October it was awesome, this time around we were not crying but celebrating the Life of a Legend,the Lady who made me who I am Today ,I cherish her deeply.
    Well back to business ,my cakes are doing well ,on average we now sell 160 pkts of coconut and 180 pkts of sweet cake ,the trend is promising.
    Today I want to try a sample of a block marble cake and try the market will give you feed back.
    Thanks and have a blessed day .

    Cheers

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    • Joshi    Nov 11, 2020

      Glad to hear this positive note Daughty.

      And if only I could sample the block marble cake myself ... :-)

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      • Daughty Were    Nov 12, 2020

        I wish I could DHL......
        Well come to Kenya for vacation,ill definitely fetch you and sample my block marble cake.
        But thanks anyways much appreciated.

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  • Daughty Were    Oct 22, 2020

    Dear Lender's
    I have been away quite a bit from the bakery due to family issues, I lost my Mum last year in October 15th 2019,so we are planning her 1st anniversary celebrations mass on 31st October,this has kept me so busy running to the village quite a bit.
    But all in all our cakes are gaining popularity and am glad we are growing steadily now we are selling an average of 200 pkts a day .
    Am confident that come December our sales will have hit 350 pkts a day .
    I like the steady growth.
    Well will keep you posted in November when am fully back in the office.

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  • Daughty Were    Sep 24, 2020

    Trying to applaud my pictures here but it is giving me error hope it goes through

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    • Joshi    Sep 27, 2020

      Seems to be a sturdy mixer! Am sure it will give you great service. I am used to making just a tiny cake with a cupful of readymade mix - this machine will mix dough worth 25 of those :-)

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      • Daughty Were    Sep 28, 2020

        Hey yes it is,am doing 40 pkts of six pieces in one mix of 6kg flour, I am so far concentrating on Sweet round cakes, sweet heart cake and cup cakes,I must say am happy with my products looking forward to increase my volumes.

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    • Mary    Oct 4, 2020

      What a beautiful mixer Daughty!

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  • Daughty Were    Sep 23, 2020

    Mixer

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