Buying restaurant equipment

Violet Mwengwe

Lusaka, Zambia

Loan disbursed

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100% lent of $277 goal


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Violet Mwengwe


Lusaka, Zambia

On-time repayments

2 weekly installments  •  100%

About Me

My name is violet Mwengwe, from lusaka, Zambia. I am single and a student of the University of Zambia, majoring in Business Economics. My family is unable to sponsor me financially, so with my scholarship money I was able To open up a small restaurant, which I started in my dormitory by delivering food to other students on campus. With time I have been able to rent a small shop on campus.
I am a business oriented person. Always striving for better.

My Business

I am currently running a restaurant in one of the small university shops.
I mainly prepare fast foods and local cuisine for students around campus
And also make room deliveries.
Am really proud of the process made.
And I hope my zidisha family is able to help me achieve more.

Loan Proposal

Thank you Zidisha, for funding my previous loan. I was able to renovate and extend my restaurant. Up to roof level.
With this next loan, I want to fix in the window seals, get a Gas stove and make a part payment for a good fridges
Once again thank you so much. I would have been able to do all this without your help.
They say having a goal is great, but having people to help you reach your goal is greater.

Income Source

Business has risks, but thanks to zidisha I am able to work all seasons. Before having to cook without a kitchen especially in rainy season was hard.
Now I am able to prepare food in my new kitchen.
So am sure I will be able to pay my loan.







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Loan Info

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Feb 24, 2021

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 weeks

Cost of loan

Service fee: 5% of $277.99 = $13.87

Credit risk payment: $41.69

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  • Violet Mwengwe    Feb 24, 2021

    thank you to all my lender for funding my loan, now I will be able to buy window seals and a stove. I really appreciate. I wouldn’t do all this without your help

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  • [email protected]    Feb 23, 2021

    The best luck! Keep doing business :)

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  • patrick    Feb 21, 2021

    Hi Violet,
    How far along are you in your university program ?
    When do you anticipate to graduate ?
    How do you manage to balance your time between completing your studies and running your restaurant ?

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    • Violet Mwengwe    Feb 24, 2021

      Hi Patrick,
      Am sorry for replying to you late. As I am always busy. I never have so much time to be on my phone.
      I am in my third year. I am graduating august 2023.
      It’s not easy. Most of the times my older sister stands in for me when I can’t. She quit high school because our parents couldn’t afford to take her, me and my brother to school.
      For deliveries, my young brother who recently graduated high school helps.

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  • Violet Mwengwe    Feb 20, 2021

    I want to thank my lenders, because of their continue zidisha support, I have completed most of the renovation, like plastering, floor and I can say my restaurant has a kitchen.. thanks to zidisha I don’t have to cook outside anymore.

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  • Violet Mwengwe    Feb 13, 2021

    I want to first thank all my lenders. I really appreciate you choosing to help me with my project. May your good deeds be returned to you in one way or another. With this I loan I intend on finishing my whole renovation project.
    So that my restaurant is able to accommodate more people

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  • Violet Mwengwe    Jan 18, 2021

    I would like to thank my lenders, for loan I have received of $106.
    Which will be used for the renovation of my restaurant. I really appreciate

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  • Violet Mwengwe    Jan 18, 2021

    First and foremost I would like to thank my lenders, for helping with this project. I really appreciate.
    With this loan, I will renovate my restaurant space. So am able to accommodate more people.

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  • Jochen    Jan 17, 2021

    Dear Violet,

    good luck with the restaurant! It seems like a good spot to run one.

    Kind regards,


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