Larger deep fryer for snacks / fast food business

Caroline Makau

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Caroline Makau

Member since

July 2015

On-time repayments

284 installments  •  32%

About Me

I am a rural girl, having been born in the Machakos region of Kenya. I, however, currently reside in the bustling capital city of Nairobi where I am employed. I am married with two lovely boys. In my current post, I am a logistics officer for a beverages company, but on my off days I enjoy doing things with my hands and spending time with my family. I also enjoy the outdoors and love to travel when time allows.

My Business

I have dabbled in the making of custom, home-made carpets in the past with some measure of success. I have recently decided to shift focus to the making and selling of snacks. I have long had a passion for cooking. I enjoy trying out new recipes to cook meals for my family in my free time. I have also catered for my friends' parties in the past and received good feedback on the quality of food served. I intend to put these talents to good use in my new venture.

Loan Proposal

I am in the sixth month of my snacks and fast food business, which has really taken off. I sell a variety of fried snacks, most of which are made with wheat flour, but I also sell fried potato products.

Over time, I have realized that the most popular product is potato fries / crisps. I am, however, unable to meet demand during peak periods on weekends and during lunch hour, as I have a single-compartment fryer which is only able to produce two servings at a time. As a result, I lose sales opportunities during peaks.

For this reason, I want to purchase a double compartment deep fryer, which will cost me about 300 USD. I will also need to purchase a stand and pay for fixtures. This will allow me to produce 6 servings at once during peak periods, thus this should increase sales by up to 50%. With this, I will be able to comfortably pay off the loan as well as source additional funds for new products.

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About Me

I am a rural girl having been born in the Machakos region of Kenya. I however currently reside in the bustling capital city of Nairobi where I am employed. I am married with two lovely boys. In my current post, I am a logistics officer for a beverages company but in my off days I enjoy doing things with my hands and spending time with my family. I also enjoy the outdoors and love to travel when time allows.

My Business

I have dabbled in the making of custom, home-made carpets in the past with some measure of success. I have recently decided to shift focus to the making and selling of snacks. I have long had a passion for cooking. I enjoy trying out new recipes to cook meals for my family in my free time. I have also catered for my friends' parties in the past and received good feedback on the quality of food served. I intend to put these talents to good use in my new venture.

Loan Proposal

I am in the sixth month of my snacks and fast food business which has really taken off. I sell a variety of fried snacks most of which are made with wheat flour but also sell fried potato products. Over time i have realized that the most popular product is potato fries / crisps. I am however unable to meet demand during peak periods on weekends and lunch hour as have a single-compartment fryer which is able to produce two servings at a time. As a result I do loose sales opportunities during peaks. For this reason, i want to purchase a double compartment deep fryer which will cost me about 300 USD. I will also need to purchase a stand and pay for fixtures. This will allow me to produce 6 servings at once during peak periods thus should increase sales by up to 50%. With this, I will be able to comfortably pay off the loan as well as source additional funds for new products.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$352.00

Date disbursed

Jul 25, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

6 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $14.50

Lenders

johnfay

Lusaka, Zambia, South Africa

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RielCanadian

Lethbridge, Canada

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vamPierchen

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

BelleStarr

Albuquerque, United States

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SueB1

Los Alamos, United States

AltruisticSelfishnes

Chicago, United States

ErikN

Stockholm, Sweden

korben

VILLENAVE D'ORNON, France

Scott

Oregon, United States

Tjitser

The Hague, Netherlands

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FHult

Stockholm, Sweden

R

rcmssr

Woodbury, United States

johnandmoliehi

Canton, New York, United States

Zidisha

Sterling, United States

T

ToddK

Indianapolis, IN, USA, United States

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samnabi

Kitchener, Canada

M

mogensh

København V, Denmark

P

Piccolo

London, United Kingdom

DaveinPerth

Perth, Australia

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Yasha

Beer Sheva, Israel

Jeff and Marcie

Portland, OR, United States

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AlexCheng

Seattle, United States

RockinRobin

Centennial CO, United States

MichaelR

Los Angeles, United States

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proby24

Singapore, Singapore

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tmsaddress

Orlando, Florida, United States

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hanh352

Homosassa, United States

dajawein

Gladstone, Australia

Gillis

Helsinki, Finland

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suzerain

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

DLarson

Morris, United States

F

fake_name

Boston, United States

D

Divergent

Bethesda, United States

Los Wade

United States

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Aman

Johannesburg, South Africa

G

glomardor

Leonardtown, United States

E

ebronken

Oslo, Norway

D

doinggood

Missoula, United States

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Ilona

St Catharines, Canada

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Aastra

Los Angeles, United States

mtnsailor

Harrisonburg, United States

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lilbsedz

Raleigh, United States

T

Tui1974

nuenen, Netherlands

mrgonzalo

San Francisco, CA, United States

rhagen

New York, United States

nmatpt

Lisboa, Portugal

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Marod

Edmonton, Canada

EstanislaoCruz

Ewa Beach, United States

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AndrewC

London, United Kingdom

P

Pavane

Kungsbacka, Sweden

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NickLuder

London, United Kingdom

stever

Cape Coral, United States

soniad

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Draka

South park, United States

dmirpuri

Bangkok, Thailand

somuchjackson

Boston, United States

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BMcDermott

Washington, DC, United States

K

khassi

AinEbel, Lebanon

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pvranas

Boulder, United States

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akshu71

Ottawa, Canada

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Dianatalk

Netherlands

sderickson

Berkeley, CA, United States

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martyb

United States

Matching Fund

Sterling, United States

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guiambros

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

V

valiy

Switzerland

N

Nijntje

Netherlands

M

mevans24

United States

D

dm151

Australia

B

bugdaniel

Switzerland

C

charleen

United States

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

J

jsbisa

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

L

luckiestmonkey

United States

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bscent

Hong Kong

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Manley

Windermere, United States

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tehmle

United States

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Keith

Luxembourg

M

Medagan

San Franciso, United States

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kennychit

United States

Andrew267

Birmingham, United Kingdom

E

egines

United States

LB

Luke Brown

United States

JL

Joao Leal

United Kingdom

Frank Termathe

Frankfurt Main, Germany

F

Falk

Germany

B

Bruce

Hong Kong

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AER

Germany

A

Andreas

Munich, Germany

HW

Hans Weiss

Kiel, in the very north of Germany, Germany

MW

Matt Willis

United States

W

Wade

United States

JD

Jo Dane

Melbourne, Australia

Elly

Woudrichem, United Kingdom

Jake Badger

Roskilde, Denmark

H

Hank

New Zealand

KW

Kevin Wehber

United States

Glenn K

Victoria, Canada

E

erica

antwerpen, Belgium

CN

Cyprien Noel

United States

Max Lettenberger

Madison, WI, United States

Julia

United States

KD

Kent Don

United States

EB

Erica Brescia

United States

George

Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Cristina Huesch

Canberra, Australia, Australia

TH

tom hd

United Kingdom

Andri K

Baden, Switzerland, Switzerland

Justus

Switzerland

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Brent

United States

Pedro R-C

Cambridge, United States

Martin Nielsen

Aarhus, Denmark

M

Mart

United Kingdom

PG

Paul Graham

United States

Robin Padberg

Pétion-Ville, Haiti

Sarah and Dave

Toronto, Canada, Czech Republic

Aylsham Rotary

Aylsham, Norfolk, Uk, United Kingdom

Kavitha Amarnath

Sydney, Australia

AH

ajay hampapur

United States

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eriklonnroth

United Kingdom

YK

Yonghwan Kim

Republic of Korea

Aran Dunlop

United States

EF

Eddie Flores

NYC, United States

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joelneville

United States

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Anonymous

United Kingdom

Douglas St Quintin

Sydney, Australia

Rosario von Li

San Jose, Ca, United States

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Andrei

United States

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Mark

United States

Eugen Stamm

Zurich, Switzerland

Heidy

N J, United States

EB

Ellen Batten

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

OH

Orion H.

United States

MT

Marco Tietz

United States

Carlo Cruz

Cincinnati, OH, United States

J

JEGlover

United States

P

Patrick

Australia

M

michelle

United States

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YTSJ

London, United Kingdom

NS

Nielson Santana

Recife, Brazil

JC

Justin cohan

United States

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stevensau

United States

EthicalHost

Toronto, Canada

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tonym

Australia

V

Vidar

Oslo, Norway

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Natalie

United States

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isaac

United Kingdom

DK

Danny Kelly

United States

JC

juli camrud

United States

RC

Rudi Chen

United States

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Boris

Bern, Switzerland

KT

Kate Turner

United States

Mary

Germany

MT

Mufi Tabacchi

United States

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Elynne

United States

SS

Sarah Saucedo

United States

Zack Stein

United States

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

E

eleni

United Kingdom

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