Simcards for electronics business

Lewis Kamwithi

Nairobi, Kenya

34% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Lewis Kamwithi

Member since

April 2014

On-time repayments

203 installments  •  49%

About Me

My names are Lewis Achiever Kamwithi a man so full of life, confidence and optimism. Being a Second born in a family of four and a sibling to a highly ambitious older brother left me with no choice but match up :-).

In my daily endeavors I never let anything limit what I can achieve, not any circumstances, not any challenges, not any position; I believe the key to success is first believing in oneself, then evaluating the challenges awaiting, the bigger they are, the sweeter the success story. I'm a high risk taker, I have invested in different disciplines, some I make it with the first trial others after repetitive trials and overhaul of approach and strategies. It never is a failure until it doesn’t improve your next time.

I'm very passionate about human kind and spend of 50% of my total earnings to help and change lives. I have been involved in sourcing for education sponsorships for the orphaned and needy up to high school. I have volunteered my time and expertise to many groups and organizations and more specifically to initiatives that target women and their women. With friends we have been contributing, mobilizing and distributing sanitary pads to needy young girls to help them in stay in school during their periods. You can check our initiative on facebook via our page Mfariji Africa. Mfariji translates to one who consoles and calms. This has taken me to so many remote regions in my country and gave me first hand experience on so much. It has improved my social skills by far.

Currently I’m involved together with 2 friends to raising funds to enroll a totally blind orphaned young man to a High school in Kenya. He was due to join in 2010 and for lack of school fees has been languishing at home. Every time I get a deep inner satisfaction.

My hobbies include Taking nature walks, traveling, Soccer, Socializing, Helping the needy, Computers and animation movies. I'm very accommodative and able to interact with almost all kinds of people, I trust and believe we are all unique and despite our weaknesses we all have something to offer. I trust easily, i never learn from the betrayals, I wish I would.

I have studied IT, Entrepreneurship, Little bit of Theology and Counseling and at the moment pursuing Community Development and Project management.

There is so much about me, some that I even don’t know but people do :-) Above all I'm alive and living not alive and existing. Thank you.

My Business

I run businesses allied to Telecommunication and Autos field. I broker buying and selling of motor vehicles, I assist with importation of the same at a commission.
In Telecommunication I have invested in Mpesa (mobile banking) and do give out its sublets at a price of 20% monthly income per outlet. I also sell airtime and Simcards. My focus and urge for funding is the simcards business that has been made better by government’s limitation to who can sell the same. With this I make 100% profits for every order from the official supplier Safaricom. With extra funding I will be able to make more orders hence higher quantity discount.
I would want more funding than my limit but then I’ll use this application to build my reputation and increase my limit as time goes by. Thanks in advance.

Loan Proposal

I'll use my loan to buy simcards as before though now I have a better buying price and selling price remains unchanged. With the new price I got i'll be able to sell directly to the final consumers or still to to other retailers. By selling to retailers it means the profit is smaller but moved of goods faster. . Buying Price previously as a retailer I used to get at $ 0.688 per piece and sell at the price of $ 1.47. to final consumers. Today I'll get the same at $ 0.39 and sell at the price of $ 0.688 to retailers and $1.47 to final consumers.

To be able to get at the distributor price, the key factor is quantity so i must buy not less than 500 and that will cost me around $ 195. The good thing about it is I already have per-orders from retailers. I project to sell My stock in less than 2 months with the loan I project sales of about and between $ 400 to $ 540 based on division of what the retailers and final consumers may take. I operate on minimal costs of about $100, no transportation so my profits from this loan will be from $ 300.

I also consider bringing in more power banks like before despite the challenge I had with them due to single customer sourcing. I got them at $ 11.78 each and sold at $ 19.64.

I'll be able to plough back the profits to the business, save more to expand the business to include sale of phones and contribute more to my charity programs. Please help me make this possible. I always try to make my repayment at low installment just in case business is slow! If it's all good I reschedule high. Thanks in advance.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$172.09

Date disbursed

Jul 12, 2017

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

13 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $7.23

Lenders

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Meckel

Boulder, United States

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Gastao

Covilhã, Portugal

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Oliver

Geneva, Switzerland

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ploeger

Perkasie, United States

ErikN

Stockholm, Sweden

T

ToddK

Indianapolis, IN, USA, United States

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cjmenchaca

Austin, United States

Jacob Hedegaard

Risskov, Denmark

Cloudways

Malta, Malta

J

jzidi

Los Angeles, United States

G

Goodwill

Oakland, United States

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

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glh25

Winooski, United States

fairspirit

Utrecht, Netherlands

BF

Bob Fitzjohn

Fontvielle, Monaco, Yemen

Zal0m0n

Atlantis!!!! x), Mauritania

Freewolf

Salt Lake City, United States

Evan Lamos

Brussels, Belgium

sderickson

Berkeley, CA, United States

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ColoradoEmac

United States

Gringotts

United States

B

bscent

Hong Kong

D

Desteli

United States

Grant Xavier Storer

Seattle, Wa, United States

P

PeterSpencer

United Kingdom

EB

Erica Brescia

United States

KL

Ket Lin

United States

George

Corvallis, Oregon, United States

PG

Paul Graham

United States

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Andrei

United States

Taylor

Memphis, United States

RC

Rudi Chen

United States

KK

karl kerksiek

United States

RB

Ruth Brown

United States

James

London, United Kingdom

H

Hans

Czech Republic

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Andrea

Rome, Italy

Humble Bundle Community

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D

Dalton

San Francisco, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

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Andrew

United States

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RMIM

United States

Mike

Indianapolis, United States

CA

Carles Alcolea

Barcelona, Spain

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

SS

Sandi Smith

Pimpama. Queensland, Australia

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Anonymous

United States

CN

Craig Newmark

United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

R

Ruxandra

Czech Republic

L

Laea

Canada

Daniel Toke Hansen

Copenhagen, Denmark

Jeff Tyler

Poquoson, United States

AA

Andrew and Kim

Nashville, TN, United States

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