Laptop so that i can work anywhere in my freelance service

Kipngetich Cheruiyot

Kericho, Kenya

100% repaid



Kipngetich Cheruiyot

Member since

October 2015

On-time repayments

239 installments  •  84%

About Me

I am a middle aged Kenyan born and bred in Kericho County, Kenya. I grew up in a humble family of 7 siblings where I am the third born. Since my early days in elementary school, I did work hard as my parents struggled to educate me through high school. Luckily, I got the opportunity of joining university and undertook a course in Computer Science. However, since graduating I struggled in getting employment due to high unemployment levels in the country. Nevertheless, I didn't give and decided to venture into freelance writing, research and technical consulting. This has enabled me to earn some income over the years and with better planning, I believe I can tap more online opportunities and grow it into a venture that can employ more young people. I have tried several ventures and some are successful and progressing on well.

My Business

My business basically entails working online on various projects such as freelance academic writing, website creation, online research and recently I have ventured into Forex trading. I would like to expand my involvement in Forex trading by learning more from experienced traders and other expert traders in the Forex market. Unlike academic writing, the Forex market operates 24/7 from Monday through Friday all year round. Therefore, I would like to become a day trader and earn on a daily basis. Recently, I have had an opportunity to open a small retail shop in partnership with someone else, as a result, I am able to supplement my income when online jobs become scarce or the times are tough. In addition to the these ventures, I would also like to invest in seasonal crop farming since its returns are good whilst it requires minimal investment. I would like to borrow a loan to ensure I can be able to increase revenues in these ventures.
I plan to the invest the $ 3, 200 loan as follows:
a) $ 1000 will go into my retail business.
b) Another $1000 shall be invested in my online venntures (Forex trading, Academic writing and congigencies i.e. Internet costs)
c) I plan to invest around $400 in crop farming and agriculture ventures
d) The remaining $ 800 will be used as savings and emergency funds for loan repayment.

Loan Proposal

I would like first to raise the initial loan of $ 150 which I will pay off in a month's time. Then I would like to borrow another $ 400 in the subsequent loan which I shall use in buying a new laptop then I shall lend my current old laptop to a new freelancer who i recently trained. Any funds left from the $ 400 loan shall be used in securing a good and fast internet connection, since a decent used laptop costs around $ 320. My freelance work earns me between $ 400 & $ 1,000 amount depending on work load and season. I am confident of scaling up my freelance service with your support since I will give enough working capital to build a team of freelancers who can source for more work with ease.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Dec 1, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

6 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $6.24

Kipngetich opted to pay $112.11 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.



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