Buying more bowls for decoration

Samson Wasonga

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Samson Wasonga

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

On-time repayments

253 weekly installments  •  69%

About Me

I WAS BORN IN KISUMU IN THE YEAR 1970, I WENT TO SCHOOL AT CENTRAL PRIMARY SCHOOL, FROM 1979 TO 1989 WHERE I DID MY KCPE, FROM THERE I PROCEEDED TO HIGH SCHOOL, NYANGOMA SECONDARY SCHOOL. I DID MY O LEVEL IN 1992, FROM THERE I WENT TO NAIROBI WHERE I BEGAN WORKING WITH AFRICAN HERITAGE AS AFRICAN ART PAINTER FOR ABOUT ONE AND HALF YEAR, IN 1995 I JOINED BESMO HANDICRAFT IN INDUSTRIAL AREA NAIROBI, IN 1998 I WENT BLACK ART, A KOREAN CRAFT COMPANY IN LANG'ATA, WHERE THEY INVITED ME TO PERFORM IN SOUTH KOREA, WHERE I STAYED FOR SIX MONTHS, AND CAME BACK AFTER WHICH WE BEGAN OUR OWN STUDIO IN MATHARE NORTH AREA 3, I'M MARRIED TO MRS REGINA AKINYI, WE TWO CHILDREN , REHEMA NYOMBONGO 7YRS OLD, SHE IN CLASS 2, TUMAINI JUMA 3YRS OLD, HE IS IN NURSERY.

My Business

ABOUT OUR BUSINESS, WE DEAL WITH, SOAP STONE SCULPTURES, FABRICS PRINTING, MOLDING, JEWELLERY, AND WOOD CARVINGS. WE ARE MAJORLY EXPERT IN PAINTING ARTS, IE PAINTING ON SOAP STONES SUCH AS BOWLS, CANDLE HOLDERS, FLOWER VASES, CARD HOLDERS ETC. ON PAINTING WE USE IMPORTED PAINTS WHICH IS CALLED ACRYLIC, THIS MAKES OUR WORK ATTRACTIVE TO OUR CUSTOMERS BOTH LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY, THE CHALLENGES WE ARE FACING ARE, TRANSPORTATION, MARKETING, EXPOSURE, AND MANPOWER. ON MARKETING: WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH CAPITAL BASE (MONEY) TO STOCK OUR STUFFS, HENCE IT MAKES IT EASY FOR MIDDLE MEN TO COME AND EXPLOIT US, THEY COME AND BUY OUR STUFFS FOR A SMALLER AMOUNT KEEPING US NOT EXPOSED TO THE MARKET. OUR VISION IS TO SELL OUR STUFFS DIRECTLY INTO THE MARKET BOTH LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY, BY DOING THESE WE ALSO ARE PLANNING TO CREATE JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS AND GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THIS.

Loan Proposal

This is how I will use the money, seven thousand shillings I'll use in buying fifty eight pieces 6'' wooden bowls @120, four thousand for paints and brush, three thousand clear vanish and thinner, the remaining three thousand I'll use in buying beads and pieces of bones for decorating bowls. I need more money because the demand is high and I don't have enough funds to satisfy my clients.

Feedback

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  • howard    May 16, 2016

    For the fourth time I am very pleased to say 'Well done and thank you, Samson'.

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  • howard    Feb 11, 2015

    Thank you, Samson, for your excellent repayments, as always.

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  • CMK71    Jan 14, 2015

    I never worry about repayments from Samson, and would happily lend again.

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  • howard    Nov 29, 2014

    Thank you, Samson, for your excellent repayments.

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  • KYLE LARSON    Oct 23, 2014

    THANKS FOR YOU REPAYMENT OF THE LOAN

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  • CMK71    Aug 27, 2014

    Thank you for your consistent on-time repayments! Best wishes for your continued success.

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  • howard    Aug 27, 2014

    Thank you, Samson, for your correct repayments.

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  • Padrino    Jun 28, 2014

    Took a bit of time but I am happy with Samson's commitment to repayment. I wish you every success for the future of your business and the health and well being of your family.

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  • Pierfausto    Jun 10, 2014

    Positive experience.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$347.01

Date disbursed

Jun 3, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

16 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 5% of $347.01 = $17.36

Samson opted to pay $150.62 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.

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graememoss

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Alexandre

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BMcDermott

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Clben7

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Donh419

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andreab

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Stephan

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James Parker

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Baltimore, United States

Gab

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Elly

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michael breen

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Marc

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VJ

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RG

Ryan Gough

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BP

Bill Piper

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Anonymous

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Colin Marks

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