Simon Kamau

Kiptagwanyi Center, Kenya

Funds disbursed

$0 to go

100% funded of $406 goal


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Simon Kamau

Member since

December 2012

On-time repayments

15 installments  •  0%

About Me

my name is simon thuo kamau from kiptagwanyi center which is my center of my work,i am married with 1 wife and i have three children aged between 3 year and 8 year.i live in kiptagwanyi center, kiptagwanyi is about 43 kilometer from nakuru which is the major town in this area where if like my business if i don't get spare, i send somebody to buy for me.and also sometime i go my self.aboutmy level of my education i didnt complete my secondary education because my parent could not afford because of poverty that was surrounding us in family, my father was working as a driver with the local rich man in this area and the money after paid go to beer drinking so we didn't benefit with his salary so my mother was the only hope to our education but only doing farming and because the drought the crop didn't go well year to year the only thing that came from that farm was only food for the family. after i grow up i was employed by my neighbor to look for her cattle being paid a small amount of money

My Business

my business entail in transport with motorbike in this area and because i have mane good relation with my customers even sometime thy call me at night if something happen in their home like child being ill.this business is very profitable if like me i was the only people who introduce this kind of business in this area so many people know me well.i buy the first bike which i started this business with ,i bought from the money that i get from my salary when i was employed in the area back in 2007,but after sometime i sold that bike and add the money that i borrowed from my group and buy this bike i have now which is coming old and i want to buy a new one because of the competition in this area.the business is profitable and the demand of my service is very high in this area. the main challenge is poor road, high cost of fuel, high cost of living that is accelerated by high inflation in this country.also sometime this business became very low as you know that this job work only if somebody want transport to and from the place he or she prefer and if it is where there is hills if like me i have an old bike it cant climb the hill that is why i want to replace it

Loan Proposal

hello lenders and zidisha in general,first is to thank you all for this opportunity you give me to get this this loan as my business is transport of all kind, i want to replace my bike, to have a new one so that i can be able to do business without problem.this money i will add to the one i have already because i have already sold the old one and i will buy a new one worth 95,000 including insurance cover





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Feb 17, 2013

Repayment status


Projected term

16 months



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