Cottages renovation

Jessica Lihanda

Nakuru, Kenya

59% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Jessica Lihanda

Member since

April 2016

On-time repayments

282 installments  •  71%

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.

Project Proposal

Once I receive the funds I plan to renovate and revamp the cottages by painting a fresh coat of paint on the walls of the entire cottage both exterior and interior walls.The current existing paint is currently worn out and was last painted 5 years ago.
It's our conviction that the anticipated revamp and renovation will give the cottages a fresh new look and therefore boost our business by retaining our current customers as well as attract new customers.

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  • 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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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$1,746.99

Date disbursed

Jul 26, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $398.82

Optional expediting fee: $365.59

Backers

Ingela

Falun, Sweden

Paul Kamau

Kiptangwanyi, Kenya

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gregc

Calgary, Canada

S

Somniferum

Ontario, Canada

K

Krish

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Martin Kiarie

Nairobi, Kenya

Cecilia Wangui

Mombasa, Kenya

Alberto Cereser

Copenhagen, Denmark

Mildred Wafula

Namarambi, Kenya

David Musyimi

Nairobi, Kenya

Ruth Zozi

Lusaka, Zambia

Isaac Njuguna

Nairobi, Kenya

Bernard Gachari

Murang'a, Kenya

Everlyne Khamasi

Nairobi, Kenya

Fredrick Mwanthi

Nakuru, Kenya

Enock Ametepe

Kpong, Ghana

Lewis Mundia

Sigona, Kenya

A

Anonymous

United States

Teresa Nyokabi

Nairobi, Kenya

LS

Linda Siginwo

Kabarnet Town, Baringo County, Kenya

Ronald Mbayi

Nakuru, Kenya

Angela Muthoni

Kasarani, Kenya

Eric Nyuguto

Karatina, Kenya

David Wesaya

Kitale , Kenya

Peter Okoth

Mombasa , Kenya

Fauzia Mohammed

Malindi Kenya, Kenya

Cyrus Mututa

Nairobi, Kenya

Joel Eshikumo

Nairobi, Kenya

Beatrice Korir

Kapkatet, Kenya

Joseph Mutiso

Koma, Kenya

Samwel Otieno

Nairobi City, Kenya

Helga Mutepuka

Solwezi, Zambia

Aisha Okello

Mombasa, Kenya

Job Nyagudi

Nakuru, Kenya

Gidraf Thairu

Kikuyu Kerwa, Kenya

DO

Denis Ontiveros

Guildford, United Kingdom

Samuel Kakai

Roysambu, Kenya

Benson Waiganjo

Gathugu, Kenya

Albert Omwega

Kebirigo, Kenya

Girolamo Marroccoli

Basel, Switzerland

Maxwell Kihara

Nairobi, Kenya

EA

Eric Ayers

Atlanta, United States

Slyviar Omutele

Kisumu, Kenya

Gilbert Ombongi

Embakasi , Kenya

Kipkemoi Rono

Kericho, Kenya

Hannah Wanjau

Nairobi, Kenya

Thoya James

Mombasa, Kenya

Manfred George

Nairobi, Kenya

Stacey Nyongesa

Nairobi, Kenya

William Kamau

Nairobi, Kenya

Dedan Njuguna

Nakuru, Kenya

Joseph Udofia Imoh

Lagos, Nigeria

Simon Wachira

Nairobi, Kenya

Kipkirui Wesley

Bomet, Kenya

Elvis Ong'amo

Nairobi, Kenya

Robert Ondari

Kajiado, Kenya

EO

Emmanuel Osasona

Ilorin, Nigeria

Gbenga Akinyemi

Abule Egba, Nigeria

Magdah Arusei

Kenya, Kenya

Collins Ofori

Jema, Ghana

Frank Inyang

Lagos, Nigeria

Alfred Koosom

Accra, Ghana

Catherine Rimui

Nakuru, Kenya

Alfred Ofori

Greater Accra, Ghana

Babagida Musa

Kano, Nigeria

Victor Musenge

Ndola, Zambia

Emmanuel Ziro

Malindi, Kenya

Linda Mukami

Nairobi, Kenya

Nicholas Wamae

Nairobi, Kenya

Roda Zuze

Lusaka, Zambia

Kingsley Ofori

Kasoa, Ghana

Martin Barasa

Nairobi, Kenya

Josph Mensah

Accra, Ghana

GB

Grace Baidoo

Accra, Ghana

Maryam Madaki

Kaduna, Nigeria

Nick Aduda

Nairobi, Kenya

Gladys Kamatui

Nakuru, Kenya

MN

Moses Nablebna

Bolgatanga, Ghana

CN

Chris Nderitu

Nyahururu, Kenya

PM

Peter Mito

Kisumu, Kenya

Abdulmalik Ochieng

Mombasa, Kenya

MA

Michael Aikins

Ashanti Obuasi, Ghana

Miriam Wainaina

Nairobi, Kenya

Memory Njobvu

Lusaka, Zambia

HC

Hoana Chanda

Lusaka, Zambia

Patrick Makokha

Nairobi, Kenya

AO

Astone Owino

Nairobi, Kenya

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