Christmas accessories and more bicycles

Xavier Kamau

Nairobi Buruburu Estate, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Xavier Kamau

Member since

May 2014

On-time repayments

192 installments  •  60%

About Me

I am a 37 year old loving husband and father of 5 children.
My professional background is in the aviation industry where I have 14 years working experience. I am currently flying for a local airline as a cabin crew.

I felt a need to start up a business in order to suppliment my salary so as to meet my ever growing family needs.

Over the years of raising my children I have bought many toys for them when celebrating birthdays and other holidays. This is where I discovered a void that I felt I should fill up. Locally I found it difficult to find good quality toys at affordable prices and this is where I got the inspiration to start my Toy shop business.

This would earn me extra revenue at the same time make my children and other kids happy and that is how MaToys Shop was established in November 2013.

I started off by buying my initial stock locally but now most of my stock I import directly from Dubai. This makes my shop stand out from the rest because I can offer more variety to my clients at highly competitive prices.

I also have a Facebook page for the shop called MaToys whereby clients can view the products at the shop.

My efforts were boosted recently when I was featured in a Tv show called Business Central which highlights unique business ideas that the youth have set up.

This helped in advertising and creating awareness of our products which has helped our clientele number to grow thus boosting our sales.

My Business

I am highly appreciative to all the lenders lenders that assisted me on my last loan. Business is growing and as we prepare to get the kids back to school I would like to venture into New ideas that will support my business when kids are in school.

I would like to apply for a new loan which I will use to buy a popcorn machine, baby clothes/shoes and cartoons on DVD's. Many parents have been asking for cartoons and educative dvds.

I have also being making popcorns at home and packaging them and I've seen they are doing well thus the need of a popcorn machine that will improve production.

I have been getting orders for new born items for baby showers , New born gifts etc. Items like clothes, towels, shoes, bags, milk bottles etc will do quite well and so I will use part of the loan to buy this.

I would therefore be very grateful if I could receive a loan of approximately USD 800 to help me acquire this items.

With the introduction of this new variety I am confident of attracting more customers and making more sales thus I'll be able to repay the acquired loan.

I am looking forward once again to your generous support and I thank you in advance. God bless Zidisha and all the generous lenders.

Loan Proposal

Thank you Stanbogdanov, all lenders and the entire Zidisha team for the previous loan that went a long way in improving my business and with the sales I was able to repay my loan earlier.

I am now in the process of a new loan application so that I can take advantage of the holiday demand. I therefore appeal to the lenders out there to support me.

May you be blessed for your generosity and I wish you all happy holidays.

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About Me

I am a 37 year old loving husband and father of 5 children.
My professional background is in the aviation industry where I have 14 years working experience. I am currently flying for a local airline as a cabin crew.

I felt a need to start up a business in order to suppliment my salary so as to meet my ever growing family needs.

Over the years of raising my children I have bought many toys for them when celebrating birthdays and other holidays. This is where I discovered a void that I felt I should fill up. Locally I found it difficult to find good quality toys at affordable prices and this is where I got the inspiration to start my Toy shop business.

This would earn me extra revenue at the same time make my children and other kids happy and that is how MaToys Shop was established in November 2013.

I started off by buying my initial stock locally but now most of my stock I import directly from Dubai. This makes my shop stand out from the rest because I can offer more variety to my clients at highly competitive prices.

I also have a Facebook page for the shop called MaToys whereby clients can view the products at the shop.

My efforts were boosted recently when I was featured in a Tv show called Business Central which highlights unique business ideas that the youth have set up.

This helped in advertising and creating awareness of our products which has helped our clientele number to grow thus boosting our sales.

My Business

I am highly appreciative to all the lenders lenders that assisted me on my last loan. Business is growing and as we prepare to get the kids back to school I would like to venture into New ideas that will support my business when kids are in school.

I would like to apply for a new loan which I will use to buy a popcorn machine, baby clothes/shoes and cartoons on DVD's. Many parents have been asking for cartoons and educative dvds.

I have also being making popcorns at home and packaging them and I've seen they are doing well thus the need of a popcorn machine that will improve production.

I have been getting orders for new born items for baby showers , New born gifts etc. Items like clothes, towels, shoes, bags, milk bottles etc will do quite well and so I will use part of the loan to buy this.

I would therefore be very grateful if I could receive a loan of approximately USD 800 to help me acquire this items.

With the introduction of this new variety I am confident of attracting more customers and making more sales thus I'll be able to repay the acquired loan.

I am looking forward once again to your generous support and I thank you in advance. God bless Zidisha and all the generous lenders.

Loan Proposal

If successful I will use the funds allocated to buy more bicycles and tricycles because judging by the response from customers and the sales I made from the ones I bought with the previous loan I believe if I add more stock I will be able to meet the customer demand.

This is the school holiday and usually this is the longest holiday and as Christmas is also around the corner the demand for gifts and toys is on the rise so I want to be prepared to meet the customer demand.

I also want to but festive and Christmas accessories such as decorations, plastic Christmas trees, Santa Claus costumes etc. This will add a festive mood to the shop and its environs and help cheer the children around as well as increase sales to the shop.

I therefore appeal to lenders to respond to my request and help me reach my goal and I thank Zidisha and all the lenders for this opportunity.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$374.67

Date disbursed

Dec 2, 2014

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Lender interest: $374.67 at 9.11% annual rate over 4 months = $12.28

Service fee: $4.99

Lenders

Q

Quomar

Żmigród, Poland

investor

Candiac, Canada

Svenip

Vienna, Austria

P

PeaceandLove

Morro Bay, United States

Namaste250

Pittsford, United States

McJulio

New Jersey, United States

1

1dancer

Irvine, CA, United States

M

mkellerman

Shanghai, China

Cricketca

San Jose, United States

calvero

Bergen, Norway

neocodesoftware

vancouver, Canada

Zal0m0n

Atlantis!!!! x), Mauritania

stanbogdanov

Sofia, Bulgaria

H

Haavard

Bergen, Norway

Evan Lamos

Brussels, Belgium

E

ecarlsonbast

San Francisco, United States

T

thebonseung

Republic of Korea

Z

zvrk2014

Brookline, MA, United States

pvilliger

Zurich, Switzerland

Matching Fund

Sterling, United States

R

Rootdet

Fairfax, United States

Jonas

Brussels, Belgium

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

K

Karpet

Faroe Islands

S

SaraNT

United States

E

edbean

United Kingdom

Mikers

Netherlands

Bryan

Houston, United States

SV

sven vdk

Twickenham, United Kingdom

LouisB

ZIDISHA, Mozambique

J

JessicaAna

Maputo, United States

ToddTho

World Wide, United States

P

Philip

Bremen, Germany

Tanya

Nelson, New Zealand

A

AmyLuYenYin

Brisbane, Australia

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