Inventory of printer toners & cartridges for my cybercafe

Hellen Muthoni

Kayole Estate,nairobi City County,, Kenya

100% repaid



Hellen Muthoni

Member since

March 2015

On-time repayments

311 installments  •  43%

About Me

My self.
I am a Kenyan citizen by birth. I am Hellen Muthoni Tharao.I was bornin the year 1983 in Nakuru District at place called Race-Course estate within Nakuru Municipality.I am from a humble family background under my parents guidance in Godly ways.I am the second born in a our family of three siblings. I started my early childhood schooling at Langa-langa primary school and performed my Kenya Certificate of Primary education(K.C.P.E) in class 8 and I attained 318 marks. Later
I got a slot in Limuru Girls and enrolled for my secondary school level, I learned until I was in form four, whereby I did my final O level national examinations and scored a C+ grade. Currently I am permanent resident of Kayole estate,Nairobi County and I do work at my business dealing with cyber and photocopying services. I am a mother of two beautiful girl, Sharon and Faith and they are schooling at the Baraka Academy here in Kayole Laini saba area,Nairobi in class 3 and class 1 respectively.

My Business

My Business.
My business is in IT industry. My business is called Digitek
Cyber Links.My network providers are the Orange Telecoms
Limited(former Orange telecoms limited).The reason is that their
servers are of high speed ,making more customers to come for this
rare services in the town.My business is a Cyber café and I operate
within the Nairobi Central Business District(C.B.D),along the Ngara
street.In my room I have currently 7 computers , each loaded with
80GB memory . I started this business two years ago after I had saved
enough for the capital to operate. The business is strategically
located in Haraka building,2nd floor room 227,opposite Ukwala
supermarket.My business is licensed with the County authorities and
issued with an annual trade permit number E0081476 to operate business for the next 12 months period after which I will renew my business license . I normally open my business from7:30am and closes at 7 pm everyday except on Sundays and Public Holidays. In my business I offer services like Photocopying, internet
browsing,Skyping,printing & ,scanning .I also sell local talk-time pre-pay credit cards from various communication companies like Safari-com,Airtel, Yu & Orange.With the talk time recharge cards,makes me maintain my daily customers keeping in mind that I have them on daily basis for their services.I offer the services to my loyal customers with much care,respect and honesty .In a normal peak week my profit ranges between 110 to 150 Dollars, after all my expenses.
With the injection of some capital from the Zidisha Microfinance,I am planning to extend my business by buying 2 more computers so as to cater more customers in a go without much waiting. This will make my small business to grow more and also I will be extending the operating hours due to the flocking of customers for the services .This will increase my weekly income and also tap the ever growing demand of cyber skyping services, which most of my competitors within don’t
provide to their customers due to lack of facilities to cater the accessories. Thank you in advance for the support.

Loan Proposal

I sincerely thank you the Zidisha team for supporting my business to grow.In this IT business industry ,there are few cybercafes within the locality making the demand of the internet & computers services high.
With the help of Zidisha loan ,I will be able to purchase some printer toner and cartridges to enable me to be printing all paper work in black & white and coloured papers for my customers.
The said accessories will cost at about 200 Dollars. After I purchase them,I will increase my revenue up to 40%. Thank you and welcome to fund my loan.Thank you.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Feb 24, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

34 months


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