Buy television sets for my guest house rooms

Jessica Lihanda

Nakuru, Kenya

100% repaid



Jessica Lihanda

Member since

April 2016

On-time repayments

275 installments  •  72%

About Me

I grew up in a christian family my father was the pastor of Kenya Assemblies Of God Nakuru Kenya growing up as a pastors child was a bit challenging and honestly i didnt like it then because everyone expected us to behave in a certain way like we live in heaven with the angles for instance I was expected to dress up in long dresses which I didn't like any time I dressed in trousers or a short dress people would point fingers and say look at the pastors daughter this was not good at all, i went to school here in nakuru did my Olevels in nakuru too but went to nairobi for my diploma course in Housekeeping, just after my collage i got married though this was not what i wanted for myself but because i got pregnant i decided to get married and for 15 years of my life i was a stay at home mum and because i loved my housekeeping carrier so much i thought of ways of how i could go back to my passionate carrier and by the grace of God i bounced back.

My Business

I started my business in 2010 i have 22 rooms where guest check inn for bed and breakfast my business is situated in Nakuru town just 1km from the great Lake Nakuru, Sleepway Cottages as they are known have small dinning area where guest have there breakfast there, our rooms are big and spacious and our prices are quite affordable we charge USD15 for bnb and USD12 for bed only, i get 10-15 guests everyday i love my work it has made me be who i am today. I was passionate about hosting guests and making them comfortable while back at home and i said to myself when i grow up i would like to be a housekeeper and this is how i started my carrier i went to collage for housekeeping course and in 1998 i graduated. I use my profit in improving my business buying repairing and maintaining my business, i save alot and this has helped me to pay school fees for my children, i live in my own house and my business has helped me to buy new furniture in my house and a vehicle that i use in running my day to day errands.

Loan Proposal

I have 22 rooms but i want to buy television sets for 10 rooms for now.

Each Tv set will cost approximatly $100.

This will increase my profit since most of my visitors get turned off because of no television in the rooms, in a day 3 out of 10 will choose not to take a room because there is no television set in the rooms.
We currently have a big television sets in our dinning area where guests can watch tv from, this has alot of challenges since every customer wants to watch their favourable channels of which is not possible, it is even worse during soccer seasons since not every customer who likes watching soccer so this has been a major challenge to us, but if we get 10 television sets, we will be home and dry this will make a major difference in my business, i wont have to worry again of losing customers. I would be forever grateful if i manage to get the funding towards this noble business.

I will increase the rates of the rooms with television sets from $15 to $ 20. The rooms with television sets will now be more valuable and i will get $20*10= $200 in a day compared to $15*10=$150, i will make a profit of $50 aday which makes $1500 a month, sounds good mmmh !

Thanks in advance, God bless Zidisha and long live Zidisha.





  • Ekim Deniz Kurt    Dec 31, 2018

    Excellent repayment performance, never missed an installment and completed the repayment months in advance, congratulations and good luck!

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  • Dean Suminski    Jun 19, 2017

    Congratulations on paying off your loan! Keep getting those clothes clean and good fortune with the new machine.

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  • trincowski    Jun 19, 2017

    Jessica has not missed a single payment. Excellent behaviour!

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jun 30, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $23.06


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