289 installments • 59%
My name is Joyce W. Kamau, third born in a family of eight. I am a Kenyan, born and raised in Njoro in Nakuru County formerly in the Rift Valley Province. I am 36yrs old. I live within Njoro town. I run a Computer Bureau opposite Njoro Police Station that involves photocopying, typing, printing, binding, scanning, lamination and stationery selling. I am a teacher by profession and also have trained on computer applications. I started the computer bureau because of various primary and secondary schools within the area hence the need for computer services. Also the district and division headquarters of Njoro are situated near the area about 200m away, creating an opportunity to serve more customers within the area due to high demand of the same services. The business is located in a strategic position because it is near the main road which is easily accessible and the place is highly populated. From the earnings of the business I am able buy printing papers, lamination porches, other stationeries like envelopes and pens, paying for repair and maintenance cost of the copier machine and computers, pay salary to my two dear assisting staff and any other expenditure that may arise. I am a committed lady, time conscious and passionate in whatever I do. Also considers myself to be a risk taker and a fast learner who loves challenges in life.
My business name is Blessed Hands Computer Services situated within Njoro town. I offer majorly typing, printing and photocopying services to my customers. Also other services offered includes; lamination, binding, scanning and selling of office stationeries. There is demand for these services because the business is surrounded by both private and public primary and secondary schools. Also there is a polytechnic within the area. There is also a public university in the same region. All these institutions require my business services like exams and manual photocopying, printing and binding of assignments and projects. My customers prefer my business over the others in the region because of good customer services offered by me and my two employees, fast and efficient services, good communication skills and reasonable charges to services offered. The business is profitable because it caters for all my needs at all the times. My business risk is breakdown of the machines where sometimes the technicians take a longer time to avail themselves in repairing them. Also the cost of buying stationeries varies with hard economic times. Security is taken care because we are directly opposite the police station. Also the work premises are taken care of by a night watchman. From the earnings of my business am able to pay my rent, cater for my basic needs and assist in paying my nephew’s school fees who is in college. I would like to expand my business by adding two computers that will help my customers to browse efficiently without any interruptions. If given the loan I will repay it using the earnings from my business.
Dear Lenders, it’s another year and I take this chance to thank you for the far you have assisted me especially through boosting my business through the second loan you offered me. The previous loan I had from Zidisha of buying an Epson Printer R 290 helped me a lot to meet my objectives as an individual and also increased my customers’ morale since I was able to meet their satisfaction by producing quality work and for this reason maintained them as my customers. I express my happiness to you all lenders. The service delivery has improved tremendously hence building trust and confidence to my customers. I am pleased that you have given me another opportunity to post a loan on Zidisha website. I wish to use this loan to purchase a heavy duty Book Binding Machine “Atlas” since the one am using is small and is increasingly breaking down due to damage from wear and tear. All in all it has served me for a very long time. The binder goes at a cost of $300. This will enable me to bind books faster since the binder holds a large number of papers and also time saving. It is also durable because of its make. I also wish to add more printing papers and book binding covers both PVC and Embossed in my business with the remaining amount. I understand that a one time Loan Fund deposit off $170 will be deducted from my third loan. I totally agree with that. This amount will be replaced by savings amounting the same so that I can be able to accomplish my goal of buying an Atlas Binder. I promise to faithfully pay my loan installments on time and on regular basis as on previous loans. Thank you for your continued support and may the Almighty continue to bless you as you help the community. Thank you once again.
Jun 18, 2016
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: $14.94
Joyce opted to pay $141.18 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.