Mombasa City, Kenya
211 weekly installments • 44%
I am a teacher by profession and I own a pre-primary school located in Majengo area of Mombasa city. The Kenya system of education requires that a child undergoes 3 years of pre-primary education at age 3 years before joint class 1 at an age of 6 years.
I was born in Mombasa and I recently graduated from Pwani university doing with a degree of bachelor of education in early childhood. Am the last born in our family. I am married with two sons who are still in school. My husbands helps me in running the school.
I am a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church where I play an active role in church activities. I also participate in community work from time to time.
My school has a total of one hundred children distributed as follows, Pre unit 3 - 40 children, Pre unit 2 - 30 and Pre unit 1 30 children respectively. Each child pays $35 including a feeding program.
Most of the children come from the nearby slum areas where they are living under poverty that's why a feeding programme is a must. I have employed two teachers who also work as caretakers of their respective classes.
My business has made steady progress over time due to hard work and good will from the surrounding community and of course the support of Zidisha.
This is my second loan at Zidisha. I used the first loan to start my school's feeding program and that has improved the quality of education a lot in the school I have always had a desire to start a library where the pupils can borrow books so as to improve their early childhood skills in reading, patters and number work. There is an unused room in the school where I am planning to set up the library.
My budget for the project is as follows
1. 5 Benches to a total cost of $120
2. 20 chairs to a total cost of $80
3. Assorted books for kindergarten pupils at $250
4. Books covering materials at $30.
Upon completion, this library will make a big difference in the the school imparts knowledge to the young minds. I hope and pray that you fund this project.
Jul 14, 2014
Cost to entrepreneur
Lender interest: $444.97 at 1.97% annual rate over 16 months = $11.80
Service fee: $29.95