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Grace Konde

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Grace Konde

Member since

February 2017

On-time repayments

79 installments  •  70%

About Me

Grace Konde was born in Nairobi, Kenya on 12th October 1989.  She is a marketer and a leasing expert by profession. She has been in the business of building relationships all her life but for over 7 years professionally. After her ‘O’ Level, Grace joined USIU seeking a bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. While at USIU, Grace was an active member of The Michezo Africa club and a founding member of the USIU public speaking club. Besides that, she worked as a volunteer at Magodo Children’s Home, a course which lasted for 3 months. She has certification for Digital Marketing, PowerPoint Presentation, Management and Commercial Leasing among others. Grace is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and The Leasing Association of Kenya (LAK). She is currently pursuing an MSc in International Relations at USIU.

My Business

Grace is presently the head of Business Development in one of Kenya’s leading leasing companies (Rivieres Finance Limited). She was previously at VAELL where she joined as a graduate trainee and grew to be a Regional Relationship Manager in a span of six months. She was tasked to handle among others; government leasing, credit and marketing. Prior to this, she worked as an Executive Assistant of the Director of Development & Corporate Affairs at The National Museums of Kenya where she established herself as a self-starter and a leader.

Loan Proposal

I will use the Zidisha loan to do online freelancing jobs. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, my way of doing business has changed and i now spend most of my time on the internet. I will use the loan to pay for home WIFI, mobile phone airtime as well as electricity. This are my current tools of trade while working from home. The internet will also enable me do online meetings as well as research. There is currently minimal movement hence less cost attached to travelling or any other outdoor business activities. Your support for my business will be highly appreciated.

Income Source

I am currently venturing into online business as my business is in the service industry, as a result, the corona virus outbreak does not affect me entirely. However, i have new business opportunities which are pending during this time of an outbreak and they will enable me cater for my bills including this loan. Additionally i'm still retaining my employment which requires me to work from home, so i'll still retain my salary even if there won't be much work to do. In the event that i'm unable to pay with my business' income, i will pay using my monthly salary.

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  • Mark Weir    Jun 24, 2020

    Grace paid her loan back early and it has been a pleasure to help in a small way in furthering her business venture. Would certainly invest again.

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  • Margaret    Nov 4, 2019

    The loan was paid back quickly!

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$75.55

Date disbursed

Apr 16, 2020

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

6 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $6.36

Credit risk payment: $8.91

Optional expediting fee: $6.36

Lenders

CN

Craig Newmark

United States

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