Juice parlour

Felix Otieno

Nairobi, Kenya

93% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Felix Otieno

Member since

August 2015

On-time repayments

155 installments  •  61%

About Me

Hi, I was brought up in a loving family in the informal settlements of Kibera. I attended Kibera Primary School (Class of 1992). I proceeded to Siaya County for my O levels and then came back to the City of Nairobi to seek something to do with my life. I was unable to proceed to college majorly due to lack of finances on the part of my parents. Being the eldest son I had to quickly think of helping dad take care of my younger siblings. As a result I did not have the luxury of choice, I did whatever came my way first. And so my first job was as a dishwasher in a restaurant along Banda Street in Nairobi. I left that after two years when a relative offered to take me to college to do computer packages, this never materialized. However, God led me into the hands of a wonderful lady who had a Physiotherapy Clinic who took me in and trained me on all the basics of office work. That is how I ended up working for her clinic and later to her husbands Clinic where I am to date.

In the course of my work, my boss trusted me and he was able to hand over the day today running of the clinic in my hands save for the technical and medical bit. I met Fred Mori here when he came to do some maintenance works and we had rapport with each other. He was into the supply of stationery and other computer/printer consumables. We teamed up to work together besides my 8 - 5 job. He (Fred) had the connections with suppliers and clients where as I had the time (my job also entailed running errands for my boss) and connections too.

Fred being a young man just like I am and hailing from the same County, we shared so much in common. The circumstances around our lives made us to really trust each other.

I have two children, Perez (5)and Abby (22 months. Fred has one daughter. Perez enjoy watching Wild Animal Documentaries and should he desire to pursue a career in that direction I will fully support him. I always see him as a Photo Journalist with a bias towards Wildlife Conservation.

I enjoy spending time with my family and making friends. And Yes I believe God has a plan for each person under this planet. Others are grand and others might not be so grand but equally very important.

My Business

I have with Zidisha help applied and repaid my loans successfully twice. I wish to open a juice parlor. A lot of the juices sold at the supermarkets are artificial and we hope to venture into a fresh juice business in small scale and hopefully watch it grow. Some of the items that we shall need include blenders, disposable cups and straws, a few plastic seats and tables for a start. This venture will go along way in supplementing our household income.

There are many fruits that are available at our local market and the costs are low. eg a cluster of four mangoes is sold at Kshs. 50. Those mangoes when peeled and blended can provide 500mls of juice. A 250mls of juice is sold at Kshs. 50. That makes an extra Kshs. 50. If we are able to make more then we should be able to make a good profit.

Loan Proposal

I wish to open a juice parlour. I intend to buy three blenders a few plastic chairs and a table together with other accessories. Fruits are readily available at our markets and people seem to prefer fresh fruits as compared to at the artificial ones that are found at the supermarkets.

A quick example a bunch of mango fruits goes for Ksh. 50. When blended the same bunch can produce around 750mls of juice. We can then sell 250mls for Kshs. 50. That means that the extra 500ml can be sold for profit. A plastic chair can cost up to Ksh. 2,000 bob.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$294.80

Date disbursed

Aug 11, 2017

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

14 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $12.39

Lenders

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Jason

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investor

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Umair Mahmood

Raleigh, United States

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Chicago, United States

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stroll

Stockholm, Sweden

joselvelez

Dallas, United States

Pere

Barcelona, Spain

michellev

Melbourne, Australia

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guenter

Bremen, Germany

quozl

Dublin, Ireland

BJ

Brandon Joz

North Carolina, United States

Jeff and Marcie

Portland, OR, United States

RockinRobin

Centennial CO, United States

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Siegerman1

Portland, United States

indeh

London, United Kingdom

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Malta, Malta

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jzidi

Los Angeles, United States

madnomad

San Francisco, CA, United States

AdvancingCompassion

San Diego, United States

pentatonicscale

Niiza-shi, Japan

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Sherry

Pittsburgh, United States

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

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Southern

Oberursel, Germany, Germany

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dannimw

Victoria BC, United Kingdom

A

Andy

Berlin, United States

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Adam3333

Hague, Netherlands

Bobrm2k3

Charleston, United States

J

Johannes

Pirmasens, Germany

BF

Bob Fitzjohn

Fontvielle, Monaco, Yemen

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Singapore, Singapore

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emilyeaton

New York, United States

Evan Lamos

Brussels, Belgium

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Armeij

Veendam, Netherlands

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SanderBeckers

Brussel, Belgium

OP

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Corona Del Mar, United States

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New Jersey, United States

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San Francisco, United States

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United States

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Jonas

Linköping, Sweden

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Sibu, Malaysia

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Vienna, Austria

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sarah4d2

Saint Louis, United States

smastermind

Jerusalem, Israel

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

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Vasily Kudrin

Moscow, Russia

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Fremont, Ca, United States

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Panda6689

United States

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JonAlec

United States

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United States

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enigmatic

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SuperMario28

Cudahy, United States

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Madtowner

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gugudu

Austria

reluck

Marseille, France, France

Kyle Hoback

Jersey City, NJ, United States

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Stephan

Netherlands

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

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RoyKaufman

United States

o24kristin

Schaumburg, United States

JL

Jindou Lee

United States

MD

Miles Dodge

CORVALLIS, United States

SMOICE

Berlin, Germany

MW

Matt Willis

United States

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Wade

United States

JD

Jo Dane

Melbourne, Australia

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JT

Maryland, United States

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erica

antwerpen, Belgium

Thomas

Mueller, Germany

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thedan33

Czech Republic

Max Lettenberger

Madison, WI, United States

Kevin

San Francisco, United States

AF

Alysn Ford

United States

NH

N Holt

United States

AE

Ashley Eyre

United States

YM

Yelka Mikolji

United States

Carla

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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GS2

Germany

Arnaud M

Sydney, Australia

P

Peter

Bratislava, Slovakia

Christopher Hey

Sudbury, Canada

Thomas

Sweden, Sweden

JC

Justin cohan

United States

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Katka

St Albans, United Kingdom

Q

qieter

Gouda, Netherlands

V

Vidar

Oslo, Norway

MK

Michael K

United States

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Julie

Los Angeles, United States

CR

Christopher R

Denver, CO, United States

RG

Ravi Gadad

United States

RC

Richard Cosh

Czech Republic

J

Jon

United States

Craig Newmark

United States

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Katie

United States

HCPSPIRIT

Helsinki, Finland

A and A

Canada, Canada

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Mitch

United States

Dean Suminski

Portland, Oregon, United States

MH

Meika Harris

United States

KK

Kurt Kellner

United States

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RMIM

United States

Mike

Indianapolis, United States

WC

Walter Clarke

Phoenix, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

KN

Kevin N

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Anonymous

United States

CN

Craig Newmark

United States

HB

Hugo Boss

United Kingdom

MM

Mark Moran

United Kingdom

AA

Andrew and Kim

Nashville, TN, United States

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