Inventory of environmentally friendly cooking fuel

Esther Wanjiru

Mombasa, Kenya

52% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Esther Wanjiru

Location

Mombasa, Kenya

On-time repayments

363 weekly installments  •  80%

About Me

My name is Esther Wanjiru and Kenyan citizen. I am a teacher of English and English literature. I am a second born in a family of five. I was born in Kiambu county Kenya where I went through my primary school education then secondary school. I later joined Kenyatta University where I took a course in Bachelor of Arts and later a post graduate diploma in Education. I later got employed as a teacher and posted to Mombasa County where I am still teaching.
I am a mother of two young children.

I started a business in 2010 to supplement my salary since I had difficulties in meeting my many expenses such as rent, school fees for my children, transport e and also helping out my ageing parents back home. I run a general shop where I sell common household items like flour, soap, sugar etc. I also sell cooking gas in cylinders. I also started a money transfer business (M-pesa) within the same establishment. I rely on two workers to run the business since I spend most of time in school where I work.
I am a go-getter, focused and very ambitious woman. I believe in integrity and hard work.

My Business

As stated above, I run a three in one business – the main one being the shop where there is a steady flow of shoppers who buy goods worth anything from $0.5 to $20 per shopper. I also sell gas cylinders in quantities of 3kg and 13kg at a retail price of $7 and $26 respectively. I also do a money transfer business (called M-Pesa locally) where I serve about 60 clients daily.
The three departments give me a net profit of about $650 per month – after paying the rent, other bills and salaries.
My business requires heavy investment for buying stock especially the gas section. I sometimes fail to cope with the demand of the gas cylinders since my stock gets depleted very fast especially during the end-month when most workers get paid. I have decided to join Zidisha to access credit which will enable me to build up my stock as this will bring satisfaction to my customers.

Loan Proposal

I have been retailing LPG gas for a number of years now. I normally sell about 30 cylinders per month. I have found this business to be quite lucrative and less labor intensive compared to the other types of business that I do.

I want to expand this business and run it in a separate premises. I want to get the cylinders directly from the dealer and then sell them at on wholesale. I have done a proper feasibility study and the business looks very promising.

I will use USD 800 to lease the new premises and get the necessary licenses. I will use the remaining amount to buy my first stock of these LPG cylinders.

Thank you.

Feedback

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  • hteba    Jul 10, 2016

    All repaid on time - thanks and good luck!

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  • Susanne    Feb 25, 2016

    Very good experience. Pay back always on time or even early. Thank you very much, Mrs. Wanjiru, and all the best for your business!

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  • MrMichigander    Aug 13, 2014

    Everything early or ontime, great communication, would lend again

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  • Leonardia    Aug 6, 2014

    Paid on time, even early, without any trouble. I would lend again.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$3,286.44

Date disbursed

Mar 13, 2017

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

57 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 5% of $3,286.44 = $146.32

Lenders

PaulE

Cockeysville, MD, United States

SKWAW

SHANTY BAY, ONTARIO, Canada

evinpa

United States

JimVandegriff

Trinidad, California, United States

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

Atheist4good

United States

TomF925

www.AfricaLeap.com, United States

R

Reiners

Australia

KieranB

Ireland

melissapmeier

United States

M

mbarbier

United States

Franmiguel

Perth, Australia

Anna Hoad

Toronto, Canada

Laurie

United States

V

Vivek

Arlington, VA, United States

Emma

Australia

MR

Michiel Rauws

San Francisco, Netherlands

Isabella

UK, United Kingdom

R

Rahima

United States

Anonymous

Ocoee, United States

E

EABF

Netherlands

AS

Aida Smith

United States

Bart Vogelzang

Ladysmith BC, Canada

Andreas

Black Forest, Germany

Craig Newmark

United States

M

Marama

Australia

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

Daveycee

The Hague, Netherlands

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

Germany

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Summary

Amount repaid

$1,706.31

Amount remaining

$1,580.14

Expected completion

Dec 4, 2021

Status

Repaying late

Installment amount

$126.41

Repayment History

Expected Payments Actual Payments
Mar 25, 2017 $34.83 Mar 25, 2017 $34.83
Apr 1, 2017 $34.83 Mar 25, 2017 $34.83
Apr 8, 2017 $34.83 Apr 8, 2017 $34.83
Apr 15, 2017 $34.83 Apr 8, 2017 $34.83
Apr 22, 2017 $34.83 Apr 22, 2017 $34.83
Apr 29, 2017 $34.83 May 4, 2017 $34.83
May 6, 2017 $34.83 May 14, 2017 $34.83
May 13, 2017 $34.83 May 21, 2017 $34.83
May 20, 2017 $34.83 May 28, 2017 $34.83
May 27, 2017 $34.83 Jun 3, 2017 $34.83
Jun 3, 2017 $34.83 Jun 3, 2017 $34.83
Jun 10, 2017 $34.83 Jun 11, 2017 $29.85
Jun 17, 2017 $4.98
Jun 17, 2017 $34.83 Jun 17, 2017 $34.83
Jun 24, 2017 $34.83 Jul 2, 2017 $34.83
Jul 1, 2017 $34.83 Jul 2, 2017 $4.98
Jul 9, 2017 $29.85
Jul 8, 2017 $34.83 Jul 19, 2017 $34.83
Jul 15, 2017 $34.83 Jul 19, 2017 $7.96
Jul 27, 2017 $26.87
Jul 22, 2017 $34.83 Jul 27, 2017 $34.83
Jul 29, 2017 $34.83 Jul 27, 2017 $2.99
Aug 7, 2017 $31.84
Aug 5, 2017 $34.83 Aug 7, 2017 $32.84
Aug 22, 2017 $1.99
Aug 12, 2017 $34.83 Aug 22, 2017 $32.84
Aug 29, 2017 $1.99
Aug 19, 2017 $34.83 Aug 29, 2017 $32.84
Sep 5, 2017 $1.99
Aug 26, 2017 $34.83 Sep 5, 2017 $32.84
Sep 12, 2017 $1.99
Sep 2, 2017 $34.83 Sep 12, 2017 $32.84
Sep 20, 2017 $1.99
Sep 9, 2017 $34.83 Sep 20, 2017 $34.83
Sep 16, 2017 $2.49 Sep 20, 2017 $2.49
Sep 23, 2017 $9.95 Oct 3, 2017 $9.95
Sep 30, 2017 $9.95 Oct 10, 2017 $9.95
Oct 7, 2017 $9.95 Oct 14, 2017 $9.95
Oct 14, 2017 $9.95 Oct 14, 2017 $9.95
Oct 21, 2017 $9.95 Oct 14, 2017 $9.95
Oct 28, 2017 $9.95 Oct 14, 2017 $9.95
Nov 4, 2017 $9.95 Oct 14, 2017 $9.95
Nov 11, 2017 $9.95 Oct 14, 2017 $9.95
Nov 18, 2017 $9.95 Oct 14, 2017 $9.95
Nov 25, 2017 $9.95 Oct 14, 2017 $9.95
Dec 2, 2017 $9.95 Oct 14, 2017 $9.95
Dec 9, 2017 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Dec 16, 2017 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Dec 23, 2017 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Dec 30, 2017 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Jan 6, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Jan 13, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Jan 20, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Jan 27, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Feb 3, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Feb 10, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Feb 17, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Feb 24, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Mar 3, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Mar 10, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Mar 17, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Mar 24, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Mar 31, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Apr 7, 2018 $9.95 Oct 29, 2017 $9.95
Apr 14, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Apr 21, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Apr 28, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
May 5, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
May 12, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
May 19, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
May 26, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Jun 2, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Jun 9, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Jun 16, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Jun 23, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Jun 30, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Jul 7, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Jul 14, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Jul 21, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Jul 28, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Aug 4, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Aug 11, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Aug 18, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Aug 25, 2018 $9.95 Nov 3, 2017 $9.95
Sep 1, 2018 $9.95 Sep 3, 2018 $9.95
Sep 8, 2018 $9.95 Sep 3, 2018 $9.95
Sep 15, 2018 $9.95 Sep 3, 2018 $9.95
Sep 22, 2018 $9.95 Sep 3, 2018 $9.95
Sep 29, 2018 $9.95 Sep 3, 2018 $9.95
Oct 6, 2018 $9.95 Sep 3, 2018 $9.95
Oct 13, 2018 $9.95 Sep 3, 2018 $9.95
Oct 20, 2018 $9.95 Sep 3, 2018 $9.95
Oct 27, 2018 $9.95 Sep 3, 2018 $9.95
Nov 3, 2018 $0.00
Nov 10, 2018 $0.00
Nov 17, 2018 $0.00
Nov 24, 2018 $0.00
Dec 1, 2018 $0.00
Dec 8, 2018 $4.98 Dec 9, 2018 $4.98
Dec 15, 2018 $4.98 Jan 16, 2019 $4.98
Dec 22, 2018 $4.98 Jan 16, 2019 $4.98
Dec 29, 2018 $4.98 Jan 16, 2019 $4.98
Jan 5, 2019 $4.98 Jan 16, 2019 $4.98
Jan 12, 2019 $0.00
Jan 19, 2019 $1.00 Feb 3, 2019 $1.00
Jan 26, 2019 $1.00 Feb 3, 2019 $1.00
Feb 2, 2019 $1.00 Feb 3, 2019 $0.50
Feb 14, 2019 $0.50
Feb 9, 2019 $1.00 Feb 14, 2019 $1.00
Feb 16, 2019 $1.00 Feb 14, 2019 $1.00
Feb 23, 2019 $3.48 Feb 14, 2019 $1.49
Feb 18, 2019 $1.99
Mar 2, 2019 $1.00 Mar 21, 2019 $1.00
Mar 9, 2019 $1.00 Mar 21, 2019 $1.00
Mar 16, 2019 $1.00 Mar 21, 2019 $1.00
Mar 23, 2019 $1.00 Mar 21, 2019 $1.00
Mar 30, 2019 $1.00 Mar 21, 2019 $1.00
Apr 6, 2019 $1.00 Mar 30, 2019 $1.00
Apr 13, 2019 $1.00 Mar 30, 2019 $1.00
Apr 20, 2019 $1.00 Mar 30, 2019 $1.00
Apr 27, 2019 $1.00 Mar 30, 2019 $1.00
May 4, 2019 $1.00 Mar 30, 2019 $1.00
May 11, 2019 $1.00 May 19, 2019 $1.00
May 18, 2019 $1.00 May 19, 2019 $1.00
May 25, 2019 $1.00 May 19, 2019 $1.00
Jun 1, 2019 $1.00 May 19, 2019 $1.00
Jun 8, 2019 $1.00 May 19, 2019 $1.00
Jun 15, 2019 $4.98 May 19, 2019 $4.98
Jun 22, 2019 $0.00
Jun 29, 2019 $0.00
Jul 6, 2019 $1.00 Jul 11, 2019 $1.00
Jul 13, 2019 $1.00 Jul 24, 2019 $1.00
Jul 20, 2019 $1.00 Jul 24, 2019 $1.00
Jul 27, 2019 $1.00 Aug 5, 2019 $1.00
Aug 3, 2019 $1.00 Aug 5, 2019 $1.00
Aug 10, 2019 $0.00
Aug 17, 2019 $0.00
Aug 24, 2019 $1.00 Aug 26, 2019 $1.00
Aug 31, 2019 $1.00 Aug 26, 2019 $1.00
Sep 7, 2019 $1.00 Sep 24, 2019 $1.00
Sep 14, 2019 $1.00 Sep 24, 2019 $1.00
Sep 21, 2019 $1.00 Oct 2, 2019 $1.00
Sep 28, 2019 $1.00 Oct 2, 2019 $1.00
Oct 5, 2019 $0.00
Oct 12, 2019 $1.00 Oct 21, 2019 $1.00
Oct 19, 2019 $1.00 Oct 21, 2019 $1.00
Oct 26, 2019 $1.00 Oct 28, 2019 $1.00
Nov 2, 2019 $1.00 Nov 5, 2019 $1.00
Nov 9, 2019 $1.00 Nov 13, 2019 $1.00
Nov 16, 2019 $1.00 Nov 13, 2019 $1.00
Nov 23, 2019 $1.00 Nov 25, 2019 $1.00
Nov 30, 2019 $1.00 Dec 1, 2019 $1.00
Dec 7, 2019 $1.00 Dec 10, 2019 $1.00
Dec 14, 2019 $1.00 Jan 1, 2020 $1.00
Dec 21, 2019 $1.00 Jan 1, 2020 $1.00
Dec 28, 2019 $1.00 Jan 1, 2020 $1.00
Jan 4, 2020 $0.00
Jan 11, 2020 $1.00 Jan 14, 2020 $1.00
Jan 18, 2020 $1.00 Jan 21, 2020 $1.00
Jan 25, 2020 $1.00 Jan 28, 2020 $1.00
Feb 1, 2020 $1.00 Feb 10, 2020 $1.00
Feb 8, 2020 $1.00 Feb 10, 2020 $1.00
Feb 15, 2020 $0.00
Feb 22, 2020 $1.00 Feb 24, 2020 $1.00
Feb 29, 2020 $1.00 Mar 20, 2020 $1.00
Mar 7, 2020 $1.00 Mar 20, 2020 $1.00
Mar 14, 2020 $1.00 Mar 20, 2020 $1.00
Mar 21, 2020 $1.00 Mar 20, 2020 $1.00
Mar 28, 2020 $1.00 Mar 31, 2020 $1.00
Apr 4, 2020 $1.00 Apr 7, 2020 $1.00
Apr 11, 2020 $1.00 Apr 7, 2020 $1.00
Apr 18, 2020 $1.00 Apr 21, 2020 $1.00
Apr 25, 2020 $1.00 Apr 27, 2020 $1.00
May 2, 2020 $1.00 May 5, 2020 $1.00
May 9, 2020 $0.00
May 16, 2020 $1.00 Jun 3, 2020 $1.00
May 23, 2020 $1.00 Jun 3, 2020 $1.00
May 30, 2020 $1.00 Jun 13, 2020 $1.00
Jun 6, 2020 $1.00 Jun 13, 2020 $1.00
Jun 13, 2020 $1.00 Jun 13, 2020 $0.18
Jun 16, 2020 $0.83
Jun 20, 2020 $0.00
Jun 27, 2020 $1.00 Jun 29, 2020 $1.00
Jul 4, 2020 $1.00 Jul 21, 2020 $1.00
Jul 11, 2020 $1.00 Jul 21, 2020 $1.00
Jul 18, 2020 $1.00 Jul 21, 2020 $1.00
Jul 25, 2020 $1.00 Aug 3, 2020 $1.00
Aug 1, 2020 $0.00
Aug 8, 2020 $0.00
Aug 15, 2020 $1.00 Aug 15, 2020 $1.00
Aug 22, 2020 $1.00 Aug 15, 2020 $0.99
Sep 14, 2020 $0.02
Aug 29, 2020 $1.00 Sep 14, 2020 $1.00
Sep 5, 2020 $1.00 Sep 14, 2020 $1.00
Sep 12, 2020 $1.00 Sep 14, 2020 $1.00
Sep 19, 2020 $0.45 Sep 14, 2020 $0.45
Sep 26, 2020 $1.00 Oct 6, 2020 $1.00
Oct 3, 2020 $1.00 Oct 6, 2020 $1.00
Oct 10, 2020 $1.00 Oct 28, 2020 $1.00
Oct 17, 2020 $1.00 Oct 28, 2020 $1.00
Oct 24, 2020 $0.18 Oct 28, 2020 $0.18
Oct 31, 2020 $0.00
Nov 7, 2020 $0.00
Nov 14, 2020 $0.00
Nov 21, 2020 $1.00 Nov 18, 2020 $1.00
Nov 28, 2020 $0.00
Dec 5, 2020 $0.00
Dec 12, 2020 $0.00
Dec 19, 2020 $1.00 Dec 21, 2020 $1.00
Dec 26, 2020 $1.00 Dec 28, 2020 $1.00
Jan 2, 2021 $1.00 Dec 28, 2020 $1.00
Jan 9, 2021 $1.00 Dec 28, 2020 $0.18
Jan 10, 2021 $0.83
Jan 16, 2021 $1.00 Jan 10, 2021 $1.00
Jan 23, 2021 $0.16 Jan 10, 2021 $0.16
Jan 30, 2021 $11.22 Feb 1, 2021 $11.22
Feb 6, 2021 $0.22 Feb 1, 2021 $0.22
Feb 13, 2021 $11.22 Feb 28, 2021 $11.22
Feb 20, 2021 $0.72 Feb 28, 2021 $0.72
Feb 27, 2021 $0.00
Mar 6, 2021 $11.22 Mar 17, 2021 $11.22
Mar 13, 2021 $0.72 Mar 17, 2021 $0.72
Mar 20, 2021 $0.00
Mar 27, 2021 $0.00
Apr 3, 2021 $11.22 Apr 6, 2021 $11.22
Apr 10, 2021 $11.22 Apr 21, 2021 $4.98
May 7, 2021 $4.98
May 18, 2021 $1.27
Apr 17, 2021 $11.22 May 18, 2021 $3.70
May 27, 2021 $4.98
Jun 17, 2021 $1.99
Jun 27, 2021 $0.56
Apr 24, 2021 $126.41 Jun 27, 2021 $9.39
Jul 3, 2021 $14.93
Jul 8, 2021 $9.95
Jul 20, 2021 $9.95
Aug 8, 2021 $4.98
Aug 24, 2021 $9.95
Sep 22, 2021 $9.95
May 1, 2021 $11.22
May 8, 2021 $11.22
May 15, 2021 $11.22
May 22, 2021 $11.22
May 29, 2021 $11.22
Jun 5, 2021 $126.41
Jun 12, 2021 $126.41
Jun 19, 2021 $126.41
Jun 26, 2021 $126.41
Jul 3, 2021 $126.41
Jul 10, 2021 $126.41
Jul 17, 2021 $11.22
Jul 24, 2021 $11.22
Jul 31, 2021 $11.22
Aug 7, 2021 $11.22
Aug 14, 2021 $11.22
Aug 21, 2021 $11.22
Aug 28, 2021 $11.22
Sep 4, 2021 $11.22
Sep 11, 2021 $11.22
Sep 18, 2021 $11.22
Sep 25, 2021 $11.22
Oct 2, 2021 $11.22
Oct 9, 2021 $11.22
Oct 16, 2021 $11.22
Oct 23, 2021 $11.22
Oct 30, 2021 $11.22
Nov 6, 2021 $126.41
Nov 13, 2021 $126.41
Nov 20, 2021 $126.41
Nov 27, 2021 $126.41
Dec 4, 2021 $23.03

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