Inventory of smartphones for my business

Elizabeth Kariu

Mombasa, Kenya

6% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Elizabeth Kariu

Member since

April 2014

On-time repayments

257 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

I will use the money to buy a new stock of smart phones. This type is very popular in Kenya and there are many people who are migrating from basic phones to smart phones which can support many apps which are used to do many tasks.

I am mainly targeting the rapidly growing middle class in my country who desire to have such powerful phones. The price of these phones ranges from USD 60 to as high as USD250 and with this money, I am planning to buy about 3 dozen pieces of assorted phones.

I have done a good research and I am certain that I will be able to sell them and make a good profit. I will use this extra income to better my family's life, grow my business further and repay this loan.

I also take this opportunity to thank Zidisha and the lenders for elevating my life to what it is today.

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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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$2,542.93

Date disbursed

Jul 2, 2017

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

298 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $112.38

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