Having better means of transport

John Ongai

Airways, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

John Ongai

Member since

May 2016

On-time repayments

69 installments  •  48%

About Me

My name is John Ongai Ombima, a young ambitious man. I am married with two children ages 8 & 4 years old. I was born and brought up in the rural town of Kakamega, in the western province of Kenya. Life was so difficult for us and what was earned couldn't sustain the family. Due to this kind of life, our parents taught us to do anything with our hands in order to earn a living by merit, so we used to work extremely hard and that resulted in my being responsible, not choosy, and self-reliant at a tender age. I also developed a friendly character, which gave me favour with most of the people in our village. I was among the first boys in the village to be considered for jobs. I still embrace the same spirit and I am very social and cooperative.

My Business

In 2008, I moved to Nairobi through my cousin, who used to come to the village occasionally and saw how ambitious and zealous I was in whatever thing I did, no matter how small it seemed. I stayed with him for six months, and during this time I worked as a handyman under masons in the neighbourhood in the city.

I wanted to be independent, so I moved from his house to the outskirts of the city, and fortunately I saw an opportunity that looked fairer than the job that I was doing. The place that I moved to was so remote and had challenges with water and electricity.

With the little money I had, I bought a bicycle and began selling drinking water to my neighbors. It was in 2010 that the demand rapidly increased, and I started saving little by little to buy a donkey. It took me time to raise the cash, but I managed. I also bought a cart and it made my work a little more manageable. I urgently need another donkey and cart to boost my business and at least create employment for someone else.

Loan Proposal

TO BOOST MY BUSINESS. in 2008 i moved to nairobi through my cousin who used to come to the village occassionally and saw how ambitious and zealous i was in whatever thing i did nomatter how small it seemed. i stayed with him for six months and during this time i worked as a handman under masons in the neighbourhood in the city. i wanted to be independent , i moved from his house to the outskirts of the city and fortunately i saw an opportunity that looked fairer . the place that i moved to was so remote and with challenges of water and electricity. the little money i had i bought a bicycle and began selling drinking water to m neighbors. it was in 2010 that the demand rapidly increased and started saving little by little to buy a donkey. it took me time to raise the cash but but i managed. i also bought a cart and it made my work a little manageable.i urgently need another donkey and cart to boost my business and atleast to create an employment to someone else.

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About Me

my name is John Ongai Ombima a young ambitious man. am married with two children of ages 8 & 4 years old. i was born and brought up in a rural town of kakamega, western province of Kenya. life was so difficult for us and what wasearned couldn't sustain the family . due to this kind of life, our parents taught us to do anything with our hands in order to earn a living by merit. so we used to work extremely hard and that resulted into my being responsible, none choosy and self reliant at a tender age. i also developed a friendly character which gave me favour with most of the people in our village i was among the first boys in the village to be considered in terms of job. i still embrace the same spirit and am very social and cooperative.

My Business

in 2008 i moved to nairobi through my cousin who used to come to the village occassionally and saw how ambitious and zealous i was in whatever thing i did nomatter how small it seemed. i stayed with him for six months and during this time i worked as a handman under masons in the neighbourhood in the city. i wanted to be independent , i moved from his house to the outskirts of the city and fortunately i saw an opportunity that looked fairer than the job that i was doing. the place that i moved to was so remote and with challenges of water and electricity. the little money i had i bought a bicycle and began selling drinking water to m neighbors. it was in 2010 that the demand rapidly increased and started saving little by little to buy a donkey. it took me time to raise the cash but but i managed. i also bought a cart and it made my work a little manageable.i urgently need another donkey and cart to boost my business and atleast to create an employment to someone else.

Loan Proposal

TO BOOST MY BUSINESS. in 2008 i moved to nairobi through my cousin who used to come to the village occassionally and saw how ambitious and zealous i was in whatever thing i did nomatter how small it seemed. i stayed with him for six months and during this time i worked as a handman under masons in the neighbourhood in the city. i wanted to be independent , i moved from his house to the outskirts of the city and fortunately i saw an opportunity that looked fairer . the place that i moved to was so remote and with challenges of water and electricity. the little money i had i bought a bicycle and began selling drinking water to m neighbors. it was in 2010 that the demand rapidly increased and started saving little by little to buy a donkey. it took me time to raise the cash but but i managed. i also bought a cart and it made my work a little manageable.i urgently need another donkey and cart to boost my business and atleast to create an employment to someone else.

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  • PaulE    Mar 28, 2019

    No repayment of loan over 1 1/2 years later

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  • Margaret    Jul 8, 2017

    John was a pleasure to work with and was diligent in paying back his loan. I would gladly lend to him again.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$199.61

Date disbursed

Dec 18, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

5 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $8.65

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