Selling books and academic papers to students and schools

Gilbert Onzere

Nakuru Shauri Yako Estate, Kenya

100% repaid



Gilbert Onzere

Member since

January 2014

On-time repayments

103 installments  •  91%

About Me

I am a Kenyan male aged 42years currently residing in Kivumbini, Nakuru.
I am married and i have a son.
I have a small shop within town and I supply general office stationery to individuals and at times schools.
I was in formal employment for a period of over ten years and after gathering the requisite experience, knowledge and with a small capital I started my own business.
I use the money generated from my business to grow the business as well as cater for my family's needs as I am the sole bread winner.
As well as take care of my family's day to day needs i use the money to fund my wives education at the campus and my sons education.

My Business

owing to the rate at which Nakuru and its environs are growing i require extra funding to enable me to expand my business to other towns and to also add on the stock i have.
i supply general school and office stationery i.e. Photocopy papers, computer cartridges, pens, laminators, toners, shredders, text books,etc.
I offer door to door delivery services for goods bought from me versus my competition who do not offer delivery services. My products are genuine as they are sourced from reputable suppliers as I believe in customer satisfaction.currently i have visited anear by highschool which stated not long ago and they have given me an order to supply scientific calculators ,set books for literature lessons(english) and fasihi(kiswahili) lessons and also want to stock more of the same in my shop becouse they are fast moving items so far and they are amust to any student in high schools with the kenyan education curriculum.

Loan Proposal

Thank you zidisha for offering me funds, ireally did something good becouse iwas able to offer best services to my clients and at the same time repay it . I intend to venture into selling revisional materials to students eg past papers from different counties,revision books like encyclopedias for different publishers,mocks for verious schools in verious counties this will boost the performanse of the students in their coming exams. this has been on demand at my place. also iwill add afew of stationery .at the moment im not in the capacity to purchase the items because the terms of he suppliers are high to beginner use the funds as follows;
70.5233 us dollars on revision books,
47.0155 us dollars on mocks and past papers,
23.5078 us dollars on stationeries






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Mar 17, 2014

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

10 months




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