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I am a Christian, a family man and entrepreneur. I live in a suburb of the city of Nairobi, Kenya. It’s a pretty good, well developed, relatively safe area of the city and can also be termed as a satellite town of the city itself, as the suburb has developed into a shopping centre complete in itself in availability of services.
I am holder of an undergraduate degree in Information Systems & Technology and also undertaking a graduate program currently. Previously for nearly 10 years, I was in paid employment in the transport service industry till about 9 years ago when I decided to venture out on my own in the same industry. And today, I run my own small car hire business. It is not much at the moment but it is growing and does put bread and butter on my family's table and pays rent.
Today, I run my own small car hire business. It is not much at the moment but it is growing . The market for car hire services is broad and therefore available in spite of stiff competition. I do offer competent services based on well maintained and serviced vehicles that are reliable, an ingredient that is basic to success in this industry. And I am therefore able to stay ahead of the competition by maintaining a steady stream of clients.
Risks to the business are really not much, other than vehicle breakdowns which are an interruption to the business cycle as it may take time to put the vehicle back on the road. This results in loss of business within that layoff period. However this is manageable with express repair and maintenance services from my very able and reliable garage and mechanics.
Also, seeing as how the vehicles are now chauffeur driven, the risk of clients disappearing with the vehicle has become lower and a tracking system in the car lowers this risk even further.
On an average month, my business generates in excess of US$2,100 in revenues. The running costs range between US$900 – US$1,000. That leaves profits of US$US$1,200 – US$1,100 a month. I am making good strides and very pleased about it.
As you will note, I had initially asked for funding to install this device into the vehicle last time. However, though the loan was funded by yourselves fully, the total amount less about Ksh900/= went to the members loan fund. I was therefore not able to do as expected. I am therefore asking for your funding to be able to do so.
And this time, I have managed to negotiate a deal with my insurer whereby the cost of the gadget is subsidized from the previous amount of Ksh25,000/= (about USD 2,500) to Ksh 13,000/= (about USD1,300/=), which is a good deal.
I am therefore asking for your support in funding my loan request yet again.
Thank you and God bless.
Jun 7, 2016
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