Expand my polythene bags selling business

Purity Sidi Kalama

Ongata Rongai, Kenya

100% repaid



Purity Sidi Kalama

Member since

June 2014

On-time repayments

235 installments  •  46%

About Me

I am a Kenyan citizen from a family of 7 children (3 girls and 4 boys), am the second born child to Mr. and Mrs. Boniface Kalama currently living and working in Mtwapa - Kilifi County. am married to Mr. Jimmy Musembi from Mariakani and with him i have one child - Michael Muthami. i attended Shimo -la- tewa primary school and later joined St. Teresa secondary school for my secondary education. it was at TEAAC that i received my diploma in aeronautical engineering after studying for 3 years. i currently work for MAF-Kenya as a technical records personnel.

My Business

After getting my first baby, my expenses went up, I had to get a house-help - because am a full time employee - plus relative and friends come visiting once in a while to see the baby. My monthly expenditure kept on going up, but unfortunately my salary did not go up in the same proportion. I decided it is time to start a business to supplement my salary. I thought of starting a business which I can manage with the little time I have - that is when am not at work, and something that is not perishable and not bulky - that can fit well in my house without necessarily having to rent a place - I decided to start selling polythene bags. I have a business Idea!!!! I even have orders..!!! where do I get the capital?? I approached a friend of mine to help me raise the capital....and guess what??? she introduced me to ZIDISHA, what perfect timing??!!
I intend to repay the loan that ZIDISHA will avail to me using my salary until the business starts earning enough profit to sustain itself. I have my trust on ZIDISHA to make my dream of starting my own business a reality.

Loan Proposal

A big thank you to my lenders for financing my first loan and helping me achieve my dream of starting my polythene selling business. The business has picked up, I have many orders that I can not handle from my place and alone. I have successfully managed to fully repay the first loan and I now request my lenders to fund my second loan.
I intend to use the second loan to rent out a place where I'll stock and sell the bags. I will also have to employ a competitive person to operate the shop when am at work, since am still a full time employee.
It was by my lenders help that i have managed to come this far and I believe they will help me take this business to the next level.
Am counting on you guys. Thank you.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

May 25, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

21 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $5.35



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