Buy a gas cooker to use in my restaurant

Marion Nyawira

Maua, Kenya

18% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Marion Nyawira

Member since

March 2015

On-time repayments

166 installments  •  75%

About Me

My name is Marion Nyawira from Meru County. Meru is in the slopes of the snow-capped Mount Kenya and it is a very cold area. The community around here does farming, mainly coffee and other food crops. I was born and raised in a family of 6 and I am the second last born.

Like other children in the family, I was taken to primary and later secondary school for my education. I did not proceed with academics after that. I got married but my husband became very abusive after the birth of our first child until I decided to quit the marriage. With the harsh life staring at me, I rented a small house and made a simple structure which I use as a restaurant where I sell meals to the locals.

My Business

I run a simple restaurant where I sell food to the local community. My clients are mostly construction laborers who normally come to my establishment for a quick bite during their work breaks. A simple meal of maize and beans cost about half a dollar.

I make about $12 a day and $5 goes into expenses and I use the balance to support my child with his daily needs. My desire is to construct a better structure where I can prepare the food in a hygienic way and get better chairs and tables.

Loan Proposal

I am glad that through Zidisha loans, I have been able to give my restaurant a face lift. I never imagined that I would be able to reach where I am within such a short time. I feel the time is right for me to go for the next big thing - a gas cooker. This will be a game changer in my business because I will not take a shorter time to prepare the meals. This type of energy is also much cleaner than the charcoal cooker that I am currently using.

The cooker together with a 13kg cylinder will cost me around USD 200. I will use the balance to buy a few chairs and utensils which will add up to what I already have in the restaurant.

Thank you.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$272.00

Date disbursed

Mar 31, 2017

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

62 months

Lenders

JimVandegriff

Trinidad, California, United States

S

SammyGeorge

Belfast, United Kingdom

JFais

Atlanta, United States

B

beckynagel

United States

Mimobo

Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, Germany

M

mbarbier

United States

Janet Merrill Miller

The Mossy Pacific Northwest, United States

MH

Michael Hall

United States

LJ

United States

Craig

Memphis, TN, United States

Daniel Hammarberg

Gothenburg, Sweden

PG

Paul Graham

United States

M

mariamfula

United States

EthicalHost

Toronto, Canada

roark22

Geneva, Switzerland

Ed

Howells, United States

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

M

Margaret

United States

Dennis L

Berlin, Germany

A

As

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

Katja

Switzerland

A

Anonymous

United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

S

SmartDoDo

Utrecht, Netherlands

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