Inventory of mobile phones and accecesories

Elizabeth Kariu

Mombasa, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Elizabeth Kariu

Location

Mombasa, Kenya

On-time repayments

254 weekly installments  •  77%

About Me

I am a business lady doing business in Mombasa town. I am a single mother of 2 siblings aged 18 and 21 years old both in college. I was born in Laikipia county in Rift Valley province and later relocated to Mombasa in search of greener pastures.
After completing my o level ,i joined Nairobi University where i studied Business and computer studies in the year 2000.
I am the first born in a family of six. I am hardworking, honest and ambitious person. Given this chance (credit) I will be able to take my business to even greater heights.Besides i do spare sometimes to let people know about their rights, we started an NGO in the name of Christian for human rights (CFHCR) which is self sponsored catering for people in prison ,children's home and vulnerable.Am the VICE CHAIRPERSON of the organization.

My Business

My business is located in Mombasa in the central business district. It deals with sale of mobile phones and M-PESA its a money transfer and receiving of money commonly used here in my country KENYA. These two products were introduced in Kenya just about 10 years ago and they have been accepted by all types of people. This is what made me get into this business so as to address the needs of the local community as well as making a living out of it.

I have been able to make good progress in this business and I have managed to take my children through their education and other needs though the profit I make. I am optimistic that the growth curve will continue upwards since the demand is still growing rapidly.

Loan Proposal

Am delighted to request for a new loan through Zidisha.org for my phone business being the third loan . I want this loan for developing my business which will go towards buying ansd selling of new phones in the market.This loan will assist me to obtain machadise to sell .it has been of great support towards my children ,family and business.Its an opportunity that has enabled me to persue my dreams and support as a single mother..Am optimistic i will be able to repay the loan as the previous one .I witnessed growth in quantity and quality due to the overflow of customers.Thou challenges are there in buying and selling when the dollar is against the local currency.Thanking you in advance Zidisha.org And to all lenders,Regards liz

Feedback

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  • Day Family    Feb 23, 2019

    This loan is really disappointing. A very large loan of $2,500 after several clearly successful earlier loans. No updates from lender or mentor for over 18 months, and repayments reduced so low the loan won't repay for another 20 years. Purchasing and selling 36 smart phones may well be a good business idea, but it seems incredible all this money can go without any updates from the lender or other mentors.

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  • mariamfula    Oct 7, 2017

    I have been receiving payments. Thank you so much!

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  • nakamura    Apr 8, 2016

    Good repayments. Ms. Kariu finished repaying the loan a month early.

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  • Mike and Jacqui    Oct 23, 2015

    Repaid on time. Good borrower.

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  • granite    Oct 13, 2015

    good job!!!

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  • K    Oct 7, 2015

    A wonderful borrower. Perfect repayment and great communication. Recommended!

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  • Scangaid    Oct 5, 2015

    Very reliable and paid off early. Congratulations. Nice job!

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  • SKWAW    Oct 5, 2015

    Great repayment, thank you.

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  • AllieJ    Feb 11, 2015

    All paid back on time.

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  • jan73    Jan 16, 2015

    Trustworthy.

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  • JF2014    Jan 12, 2015

    Repaid Full Loan Amount. Good Job!

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  • chkuo    Dec 16, 2014

    on-time repayments

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Dec 17, 2014

      Thank you chkuo you are always a good supporter of my loans ,God bless you,who knows one day i might be an international business woman .regards liz

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  • Syncret    Dec 15, 2014

    Well done, I wish you bests on your further developments.

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Dec 16, 2014

      Hello SYNCRET,am very much delighted writing back to you ,thou i have been away for quit sometimes, this was due to my computer and internet provider breakdown,the loan has been of great support to me and my family,i have made huge profits to supplement the family and their school fees.the children are in holiday waiting for re opening on january.I have completed my third loan and now i appeal to all my lenders to lend me again to achieve my target goals. I would also take this opportunity to thank ZIDISHA.ORG for this platform i have acheived a lot.Thanking you all in advance,Regards all

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Dec 17, 2014

      Thanks very much for your wishes,and support.regards liz

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  • Domista    Sep 6, 2014

    Well done Elizabeth. On-time repayments. Wishing you all the best in your business.

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Sep 12, 2014

      Thanks too,for your wishes,i have applied for another loan God will touch lenders again.Regards liz

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Dec 16, 2014

      Hello SKPCONSULTING , am very much delighted writing back to you ,thou i have been away for quit sometimes, this was due to my computer and internet provider breakdown,the loan has been of great support to me and my family,i have made huge profits to supplement the family and their school fees.the children are in holiday waiting for re opening on january.I have completed my third loan and now i appeal to all my lenders to lend me again to achieve my target goals. I would also take this opportunity to thank ZIDISHA.ORG for this platform i have acheived a lot.Thanking you all in advance,Regards all

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  • chkuo    Sep 2, 2014

    on-time repayments

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Sep 3, 2014

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT CONTINUE IN THAT SPIRIT

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Dec 16, 2014

      Hello CHKUO,am very much delighted writing back to you ,thou i have been away for quit sometimes, this was due to my computer and internet provider breakdown,the loan has been of great support to me and my family,i have made huge profits to supplement the family and their school fees.the children are in holiday waiting for re opening on january.I have completed my third loan and now i appeal to all my lenders to lend me again to achieve my target goals. I would also take this opportunity to thank ZIDISHA.ORG for this platform i have acheived a lot.Thanking you all in advance,Regards all LIZ

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  • Syncret    Sep 2, 2014

    Well done, I wish you bests on your further developments.

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Sep 5, 2014

      Thanks for your support in funding my loan. i have applied for the third loan,am appealing to lenders finance me again,may God Bless you mightly.,regards liz

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Dec 16, 2014

      Hello SYNCRET,am very much delighted writing back to you ,thou i have been away for quit sometimes, this was due to my computer and internet provider breakdown,the loan has been of great support to me and my family,i have made huge profits to supplement the family and their school fees.the children are in holiday waiting for re opening on january.I have completed my third loan and now i appeal to all my lenders to lend me again to achieve my target goals. I would also take this opportunity to thank ZIDISHA.ORG for this platform i have acheived a lot.Thanking you all in advance,Regards all LIZ

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  • GMc50    Sep 2, 2014

    Congratulations, Elizabeth, on paying back your loan on time. I trust that your business will continue to grow. Best Wishes for the future, Geoff.

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Sep 5, 2014

      Thanks for your support i cherish every funding i have applied for the third loan,am appealing to lenders finance me again,may God Bless you mightly.

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Sep 5, 2014

      regards liz

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Dec 16, 2014

      Hello GMc50 ,am very much delighted writing back to you ,thou i have been away for quit sometimes, this was due to my computer and internet provider breakdown,the loan has been of great support to me and my family,i have made huge profits to supplement the family and their school fees.the children are in holiday waiting for re opening on january.I have completed my third loan and now i appeal to all my lenders to lend me again to achieve my target goals. I would also take this opportunity to thank ZIDISHA.ORG for this platform i have acheived a lot.Thanking you all in advance,Regards all LIZ

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  • Stefano Bertolo    Sep 2, 2014

    well done Elizabeth. my best wishes for your future business.

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Sep 5, 2014

      Thanks for your support i cherish every funding i have applied for the third loan,am appealing to lenders finance me again,may God Bless you mightly.regards liz

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    • Elizabeth Kariu    Dec 16, 2014

      Hello STEFANO BERTOLO ,am very much delighted writing back to you ,thou i have been away for quit sometimes, this was due to my computer and internet provider breakdown,the loan has been of great support to me and my family,i have made huge profits to supplement the family and their school fees.the children are in holiday waiting for re opening on january.I have completed my third loan and now i appeal to all my lenders to lend me again to achieve my target goals. I would also take this opportunity to thank ZIDISHA.ORG for this platform i have acheived a lot.Thanking you all in advance,Regards all LIZ

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$642.83

Date disbursed

Sep 17, 2014

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

2 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Lender interest: $642.83 at 10.60% annual rate over 2 months = $15.72

Service fee: $7.43

Lenders

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Delph007

Den Haag, Netherlands

C

chkuo

Taipei, Taiwan

evinpa

United States

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Interfree

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

dsmart978

Bondurant, United States

S

SelvaMarcus

Green Cove Springs, United States

J

jjonas

berlin, Germany

F

fisaire

Ithaca, United States

G

grahamfamily

Guildford, United Kingdom

Cloudways

Malta, Malta

McJulio

New Jersey, United States

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

basicus

Cairo, Egypt

fairspirit

Utrecht, Netherlands

calvero

Bergen, Norway

joaoferraz

RINCHOA, Portugal

D

diza2722

NSW, Australia

jan73

Eugene, Oregon, United States

gseletko

South Perth, Australia

Sarasota

Sarasota, Fl, United States

P

phoebius

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Matthieu

Switzerland, France

Domista

Perth, Australia

markpearson

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

P

pvranas

Boulder, United States

H

Haavard

Bergen, Norway

pvilliger

Zurich, Switzerland

Justin

Connecticut, United States

camden01

Connecticut, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

Agerfar

Aarhus, Denmark

H

hodor

Australia

TyWee

Manila, Philippines

Vesa

Helsinki, Finland

Loungin

United States

Mikers

Netherlands

J

JF2014

United States

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