Expansion of Photo Business

Jeremiah Marui

Mpeketoni, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Jeremiah Marui

Member since

October 2015

On-time repayments

145 installments  •  77%

About Me

I was born in a poor family as a first born among thirteen. I used to be a my fathers family bread winner to my family from age 12 .My father had a recuring mental disorders which made him spend most time in rehabilitation facilities. I dropped out of school in 1991 due to lack of school fees. Become a hawker,By the year 1995 had not seen a computer leave alone using it, however I learnt computer skills when I was learning online Bible course in 2005 this is after the introduction of cyber services in all Kenyan postage offices. Thanks to this programme that lasted few years. From when I was born I financially struggled all through out my lifetime up 2008 when I got a grant from a friend.I decided to do computer cyber and photocopies business. From there my life changed from seeking for food only to businesses towards developments.I went back to part time classes to complete my high education. By now I have several academic papers, at present I am looking forward to join part-time course to further my education , hoping to be a part time secondary school teacher. I was displaced from Mpeketoni due to Al Shabaab attacks in the year 2014. My businesses shock.I am now resettled with my family and building up my business again. I pastor a church in the interior village . In the new lands where people are yet to be financially stable due to wild animals destroying their crops and poor environments. personally I have been an adult education teacher for three years after the same programme made me complete my high school education .My children are so ambitious some want to be armed forces others teachers and not forgetting the pilot.

My Business

My businesses deals with Photos - taking and processing digital photos from cameramen,passport size photos, photocopies documents,typesetting laminating, ,internet. Due to a big number of churches,schools and young people need of photos I get people or customers to serve. I was among the first people to learn computers education here and in the process I realized very few people are aware about computers and paperwork services. The cost of working material is cheap and for the reason that I service my computers alone I have an added advantage.I use the income to further my education and that of my children's, I will be effectively be able to take care of my elderly mum which is a responsibility entrusted to me by my late dad who left in the year 2012 .I still expand my business by establishing new same business branches in other towns where there is potential for development. I buy land to build my permanent home in near future.I am a curious person full of ambitions.

Loan Proposal

I have been constructing an iron sheet wall construction which which will finally cost 80,000. I have already built the best part of it which costed Ksh 50,000 after which I stopped due to lack of money. What remains is the roofing,painting and the floor. This building will cost me 4000 less per month than what a rented building could cost. I am planning to extend my computer services businesses to that corner of the town. In this place hope after five months time it will increase my net income by 15000 per month and put me in a position that I will be able to employ one more person who will earn her living there. By the time being I will be paying my loan with the already established photo studio.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$301.00

Date disbursed

Jun 28, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

7 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $12.40

Lenders

investor

Candiac, Canada

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Krokslatt

Mölndal, Sweden

cyrus0302

San Francisco, United States

AltruisticSelfishnes

Chicago, United States

Johnny

shanghai, China

JLadieu

Bellingham, United States

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anonymus

Moon, United States

MienDeGraeve

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

T

ToddK

Indianapolis, IN, USA, United States

quozl

Dublin, Ireland

DaveinPerth

Perth, Australia

Gnomie

Brunswick, United States

B

blahblah

Nuernberg, Germany

J

jdhowa2

Louisville, KY, United States

J

jjonas

berlin, Germany

EmilAsker

Lomma, Sweden

F

fisaire

Ithaca, United States

indeh

London, United Kingdom

Cloudways

Malta, Malta

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

Bhayl

Stavanger, Norway

M

mkellerman

Shanghai, China

sarna

Toronto, Canada

chadgibbs

Loveliest Village, United States

fairspirit

Utrecht, Netherlands

BF

Bob Fitzjohn

Fontvielle, Monaco, Yemen

isabelv

Barcelona, Spain, Sweden

Zal0m0n

Atlantis!!!! x), Mauritania

gseletko

South Perth, Australia

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seikatsu

Palo Alto, CA, United States

tonnyschonewille

Maastricht, Netherlands

xtrahardware

Cazenovia, United States

E

E

Marin county, United States

Evan Lamos

Brussels, Belgium

G

gbelote

United States

D

drorm

United States

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spivurno

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

J

jay12

Germany

K

Karpet

Faroe Islands

J

jbhernan

United States

TyWee

Manila, Philippines

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bscent

Hong Kong

J

JEllerby

United Kingdom

J

jdelaporte

United States

K

Keith

Luxembourg

R

Ruj-ura

Thailand

J

jamdal

Australia

S

Stephan

Netherlands

Family Mueller

Petershagen, Germany

MW

Matt Willis

United States

Matt B

Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom

JT

John Tabacchi

United States

T

thedan33

Czech Republic

Lisa Hendry

Cheltenham, UK, United Kingdom

CNV

United States

P

Paul

Netherlands

JF

Jason Foti

United States

A

Andrei

United Kingdom

Jeff Martin

Twin Lake, Michigan, United States

Mattie Shaw

Seattle, United States

Taylor

United States

R

Ryan

United States

Aylsham Rotary

Aylsham, Norfolk, Uk, United Kingdom

Paul Smithson

Leeds, United Kingdom

JS

Jason Strauss

United States

P

Peggy

United States

A

Ari

United Kingdom

A

Anonymous

United States

A

Anonymous

United States

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