Business expansion in clothing business

Timothy Iyati

Nakuru, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Timothy Iyati

Member since

May 2015

On-time repayments

345 installments  •  80%

About Me

I was born and raised in the village, my father was a tailor my mother was a farmer. My father decided to re locate to greener pastures, he did that and we gladly went, we stayed in our new location for some years and my dad convinced my mother to sell the land again. The land was successfully sold and my dad took all the money drunk it all an we remained landless,we went to stay with relatives without or dad we dont know where he went. At seven years with my three siblings and mother,my mother gave me to someone to look after their cattle! i did not know how much i earned because its my mother who took the wages for upkeep. My uncle heard of our story and took upon himself to educate us,i was lucky to continue with school to secondary. i did menial jobs to sustain myself i could not get a nice job becouse my form four certificate had been withheld due to fee balance. I was able to clear the fee afterwards and took the certificate. I had a fiancee who helped me a lot but two days to my wedding my father who had come back committed suicide! nevertheless the wedding took place. Right now am married and have two children.

My Business

After marriage, i relocated to Nakuru where i began a micro business which never did well though i held on it, i was later sponsored to go to bible school for two years and graduated with a diploma. Right now iam iam doing partime as an insurance agent with British American Insurance Company. It is a good job but so many challenges of getting clients and sustaining them. iam also pursuing another diloma in Transformational Leadership in the local church. Iam currently the prefect of the class and a group leader in our small home bible study group where we meet once a Week. O once again come to appreciate the zidisha organisation for changing my life, I was able to pay my collage fees and even ventured in business which I began early this year, the business is doing well but some time I run short of finances this is the reason am requesting for another loan to help me expand my business.

Loan Proposal

Dear Lenders, I wish to take this opportunity to appreciate you for your continued support of my business and family, indeed you people have revolutionalized my life and of others, I have never regretted why I joined Zidisha. The last loan I received, I was able to expand my business of supplying suiting materials to our local tailors, the business picked up very well, I was also able to travel for businesses seminars and trainings in Nairobi which I could only imagine in the past years, the climax of it all is when my daughter was born, in a nice hospital, I was able to clear the bills without requesting my friends to chip in. All these success stories are courtesy of Zidisha, thanks a lot Lenders. Right now we are gearing towards festive season and am sure this loan will boost me a great deal since am planning to begin venturing in buying and selling ready made clothings. In Kenya our cloth businesses thrive a lot from October the climax being December. I would like to take advantage of this season to maximise the profits. I therefore request you Lenders kindly consider my loan proposal and fund my loan please, thank you so much, I look forward to receiving from you.

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  • Mary    Nov 10, 2017

    Timothy is a wonderful borrower. He has a clear plan for what he wants to accomplish in life and goes for it! I would recommend funding future loans for him.

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  • Margaret    Oct 24, 2017

    Timothy paid his loan off perfectly, I would gladly lend to him again and encourage others to do the same.

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  • Margaret    Oct 15, 2017

    Timothy paid off his loan in a timely manner. I would gladly lend to him again and encourage others to do the same.

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  • James    Oct 14, 2017

    Loan repaid in full.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$674.58

Date disbursed

Oct 11, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

8 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $27.79

Lenders

Matching Fund

Sterling, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

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Anonymous

United States

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Margaret

United States

A

Anonymous

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

Tyler Metcalf

Utah, United States

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