Loan to buy more art supplies to improve my art business

John Kaminja

254, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

John Kaminja

Member since

October 2014

On-time repayments

233 installments  •  52%

About Me

My childhood life was marked by extreme struggle. I went through the education system, through government loans, before securing a contract job as teacher.

My ambition was to nurture a career of my own came into my mind when the teaching contract ended in the private school I served. I decided to nurture my art talent I had identified years back. So I went to art training college, after which I started testing my art appraisal value. I specialized in oil painting, though I also tried some sculpturing. I established myself through missionaries and tourists visiting Kenya. I acquired experience to the level I am today. I have been able to establish a network of customers.

I recently established a gift shop to sell my product and a few more collections from the art community with whom we have shared over the years. I hope the loan will help me build more networks and add more stock in my gift shop. In addition to my desire to succeed in my business, I have connected myself to a local orphanage, where I teach orphans how to identify their talent for survivor.

Through that, I have acquired popularity making my art sell-able. My Facebook art page helps in making customers know what I do. I hope to create my own website in the future.

I was introduced recently to Zidisha and, through the loan I am applying for, I hope to boost my business activities to improve my dependent at family and community level. I have a dream of spreading art skills to others who deserve to make [their] lives bearable.

I believe the Zidisha system is a revolutionary one and would want to be testimony to others who may want to join Zidisha and be an agent of development in their society.

My Business

On a day to day basis, I am busy making new paintings and doing some finishing touches on sculptures and and working on custom orders. I also visit websites that deals with art and post images in order to get new customers.

My newly established shop will serve as a reference point, where friends and customers looking for my product can refer. I have helped many other friends who act as source of artwork when I have less than needed.

When not so busy with art, I tend my small market gardening enterprise, which serves as source of food, and I sell surpluses to the local market. The farming enterprise serves as a back-up and is managed by my family back home. This helps to bring home the relevance of my work in line with our Kikuyu culture in Kenya, where the level of success is determined of how well you tend your land and feed the family.

I chose art because it is where my passion is centered and I do some little farming as back-up when the season is low. During the boom season, I invest some income to farming and works so perfectly to provide for basic necessities. I draw my inspiration from famous artist like Vincent van Gogh.

Loan Proposal

With the loan of 275 $ i would want to buy the following .
Buy paintings materials (canvass @ 40$ , papers30$ and paint : oil paint30$ ,water color 20 $ ) for 120 $.
Buy sculptures and other items from my fellow artist at wholesale price to stock my [email protected] 100$ .This will improve tourist who would want to make one stop buying.
55 dollars will go to small gadgets : flash disk ,memory cards , data bundle cost,installation of antivirus program of my laptop. of as i try to reach out to international customers known to me from the past.This will help in easy access to customers and also smart presentation of my work..

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About Me

My childhood life was marked by extreme struggle ,I went through education system ,through government loan , before securing a job a contract job as teacher. My ambition was to nurture a career of my own came into my mind when the teaching contract ended in the private school i served. I decided to nurture my art talent I had Identified years back. So I went to art training college after which i started testing my art appraisal value . I spec aliased in oil painting ,though i also tried some sculpturing. I established myself through missionaries and tourist visiting Kenya .. I acquired experience to the level I am today. I have been able to establish a network of customers. I recently established a gift shop to be selling my product and few more collections from art community with whom we have shared over the years. I hope the loan will help me build more networks and add more stock in my gift shop. In addition to my desire to succeed in my business i have connected my self to a local orphanage where i teach orphans how to identify their talent for survivor.Through that, i have acquired popularity making my art sell-able.My face book art page helps in making customers know what i do.I hope to create my own website in future.
I was introduced recently to zindisha and through the loan am applying, I hope to boast my business activities to improve my dependent at family and community level. I have a dream of spreading the art skill to others who deserve ,to make life bearable.
I believe the zindisha system is a revolutionary one and would want to be testimony to others who may want to join zindisha and be part agent of development in their society.

My Business

Am currently involved in both farming and painting that i sell to some selected stalls in the downtown or through several available openings through internet.Because of changing taste of consumers ,i have lately engaged more in farming activities specializing in horticultural crops that i later seek supply tenders from many wholesale dealers in the downtown.The chemical free farming that am particularly interested in have highly gained demand and some herbs like basil ,parsley ,coriander are proving important according to ministry of health campaign for improved health.
I chose this business because i have what it takes and it can help m y family in both income generation and direct use.
The seeds are available in the local and international outlets for the exotic seeds and comparing the input and output there is wide gain.We supply monthly ,and we make sure we plant all the time.We need tank to be busy during the dry season coming.
There are times the business is low and the weather unfavorable but the two engagement compliment one another.Am able to go out and promote my work when in my shop the sale is low.
The profit i have bee generating this time goes towards the cost of education of our children ,and erecting new means of improved production.

Loan Proposal

With the loan of 275 $ i would want to buy the following .
Buy paintings materials (canvass @ 40$ , papers30$ and paint : oil paint30$ ,water color 20 $ ) for 120 $.
Buy sculptures and other items from my fellow artist at wholesale price to stock my [email protected] 100$ .This will improve tourist who would want to make one stop buying.
55 dollars will go to small gadgets : flash disk ,memory cards , data bundle cost,installation of antivirus program of my laptop. of as i try to reach out to international customers known to me from the past.This will help in easy access to customers and also smart presentation of my work..

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$261.71

Date disbursed

Jun 5, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

41 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $51.84

Lenders

Pranjal

Noida, Kenya

A

Anninymouse

Southampton, United Kingdom

C

CWS

Huntington beach, ca, United States

investor

Candiac, Canada

J

johan

Oslo, Norway

torelizer

Reggio Emilia, Italy

malcolm D

grants pass, United States

cyrus0302

San Francisco, United States

DeanDropshot

Oslo, Norway

Zidisha

Sterling, United States

MienDeGraeve

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

A

ashtanga99

Newport, United States

BJ

Brandon Joz

North Carolina, United States

Jeff and Marcie

Portland, OR, United States

beverly

Vancouver, Canada

SeeMeeFi

Ontario, Canada

H

HildeK

Rogaland, Norway

G

glomardor

Leonardtown, United States

J

jzidi

Los Angeles, United States

S

samuk

Nottingham, United Kingdom

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

trackpal

Brighton, United Kingdom

fairspirit

Utrecht, Netherlands

Muslim

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

BF

Bob Fitzjohn

Fontvielle, Monaco, Yemen

M

marcmesich

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

C

Colmena

Chicago, United States

jan73

Eugene, United States

Zal0m0n

Atlantis!!!! x), Mauritania

Genady

Münich, Germany

E

E

Marin county, United States

Evan Lamos

Brussels, Belgium

M

Mystery15

Winnipeg, Canada

A

akshu71

Ottawa, Canada

Z

zvrk2014

Brookline, MA, United States

Matching Fund

Sterling, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

Taylor Hanna

United States

J

JonAlec

United States

Grant Xavier Storer

Seattle, Wa, United States

I

idris

United States

C

cha1mers

United States

B

Bennphoto

United Kingdom

DonnaFarley

Adelaide, Australia

O

ORBP1

Germany

S

Stephan

Netherlands

Jansa

Oulu, Finland

KM

Kirsty M

United Kingdom

Matt B

Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom

JD

Jo Dane

Melbourne, Australia

ME

Mike Engsberg

United States

Julia

United States

JD

Jeff DePree

United States

RM

Robert Mulley

United States

RQ

Regan Quinn

United States

Caroline Cress

Seattle, WA, United States

TH

Taylor Hogan

United States

Carla

Amsterdam, Netherlands

PM

Pedro Moreira

Braga, Portugal

KM

Kaleb Merwin

United States

B

United Kingdom

C

chryddi

United States

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Summary

Amount repaid

$327.42

Amount remaining

$0.00

Date repaid

Mar 20, 2016

Status

Fully repaid

Repayment History

Expected Payments Actual Payments
Jun 14, 2015 $19.62 Jun 13, 2015 $19.62
Jun 21, 2015 $19.62 Jun 13, 2015 $0.38
Jun 20, 2015 $19.24
Jun 28, 2015 $0.76 Jun 20, 2015 $0.76
Jul 5, 2015 $10.53 Jul 5, 2015 $10.53
Jul 12, 2015 $10.53 Jul 11, 2015 $10.53
Jul 19, 2015 $10.53 Jul 20, 2015 $10.53
Jul 26, 2015 $10.53 Jul 26, 2015 $10.53
Aug 2, 2015 $10.53 Aug 1, 2015 $10.53
Aug 9, 2015 $5.26 Aug 8, 2015 $5.26
Aug 16, 2015 $5.26 Aug 16, 2015 $5.26
Aug 23, 2015 $0.00
Aug 30, 2015 $1.05 Aug 28, 2015 $1.05
Sep 6, 2015 $1.05 Sep 5, 2015 $1.05
Sep 13, 2015 $1.05 Sep 5, 2015 $1.05
Sep 20, 2015 $1.05 Sep 13, 2015 $1.05
Sep 27, 2015 $1.05 Sep 13, 2015 $1.05
Oct 4, 2015 $1.05 Sep 13, 2015 $1.05
Oct 11, 2015 $1.05 Oct 11, 2015 $1.05
Oct 18, 2015 $1.05 Oct 11, 2015 $1.05
Oct 25, 2015 $1.05 Oct 11, 2015 $1.05
Nov 1, 2015 $1.05 Oct 11, 2015 $1.05
Nov 8, 2015 $1.05 Oct 11, 2015 $1.05
Nov 15, 2015 $1.05 Oct 11, 2015 $1.05
Nov 22, 2015 $52.63 Nov 22, 2015 $52.63
Nov 29, 2015 $4.21 Dec 12, 2015 $2.11
Jan 3, 2016 $1.05
Jan 9, 2016 $1.05
Dec 6, 2015 $0.00
Dec 13, 2015 $0.00
Dec 20, 2015 $0.00
Dec 27, 2015 $0.00
Jan 3, 2016 $1.05 Jan 9, 2016 $1.05
Jan 10, 2016 $1.05 Jan 26, 2016 $1.05
Jan 17, 2016 $1.05 Jan 26, 2016 $1.05
Jan 24, 2016 $1.05 Feb 7, 2016 $1.05
Jan 31, 2016 $1.05 Feb 21, 2016 $1.05
Feb 7, 2016 $1.05 Feb 21, 2016 $1.05
Feb 14, 2016 $1.05 Mar 1, 2016 $1.05
Feb 21, 2016 $1.05 Mar 7, 2016 $1.05
Feb 28, 2016 $1.05 Mar 9, 2016 $1.05
Mar 6, 2016 $1.05 Mar 9, 2016 $1.05
Mar 13, 2016 $1.05 Mar 9, 2016 $1.05
Mar 20, 2016 $1.05 Mar 9, 2016 $1.05
Mar 27, 2016 $1.05 Mar 9, 2016 $1.05
Apr 3, 2016 $1.05 Mar 9, 2016 $1.05
Apr 10, 2016 $1.05 Mar 9, 2016 $1.05
Apr 17, 2016 $1.05 Mar 9, 2016 $1.05
Apr 24, 2016 $1.05 Mar 9, 2016 $1.05
May 1, 2016 $1.05 Mar 9, 2016 $1.05
May 8, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
May 15, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
May 22, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
May 29, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jun 5, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jun 12, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jun 19, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jun 26, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jul 3, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jul 10, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jul 17, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jul 24, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jul 31, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Aug 7, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Aug 14, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Aug 21, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Aug 28, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Sep 4, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Sep 11, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Sep 18, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Sep 25, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Oct 2, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Oct 9, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Oct 16, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Oct 23, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Oct 30, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Nov 6, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Nov 13, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Nov 20, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Nov 27, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Dec 4, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Dec 11, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Dec 18, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Dec 25, 2016 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jan 1, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jan 8, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jan 15, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jan 22, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Jan 29, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Feb 5, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Feb 12, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Feb 19, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Feb 26, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Mar 5, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Mar 12, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Mar 19, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Mar 26, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Apr 2, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Apr 9, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Apr 16, 2017 $1.05 Mar 10, 2016 $1.05
Apr 23, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Apr 30, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
May 7, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
May 14, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
May 21, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
May 28, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Jun 4, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Jun 11, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Jun 18, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Jun 25, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Jul 2, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Jul 9, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Jul 16, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Jul 23, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Jul 30, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Aug 6, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Aug 13, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Aug 20, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Aug 27, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Sep 3, 2017 $1.05 Mar 12, 2016 $1.05
Sep 10, 2017 $1.05 Mar 13, 2016 $1.05
Sep 17, 2017 $1.05 Mar 13, 2016 $1.05
Sep 24, 2017 $1.05 Mar 13, 2016 $1.05
Oct 1, 2017 $1.05 Mar 13, 2016 $1.05
Oct 8, 2017 $1.05 Mar 13, 2016 $1.05
Oct 15, 2017 $1.05 Mar 13, 2016 $1.05
Oct 22, 2017 $1.05 Mar 13, 2016 $1.05
Oct 29, 2017 $1.05 Mar 13, 2016 $1.05
Nov 5, 2017 $1.05 Mar 13, 2016 $1.05
Nov 12, 2017 $1.05 Mar 13, 2016 $1.05
Nov 19, 2017 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Nov 26, 2017 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Dec 3, 2017 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Dec 10, 2017 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Dec 17, 2017 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Dec 24, 2017 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Dec 31, 2017 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Jan 7, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Jan 14, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Jan 21, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Jan 28, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Feb 4, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Feb 11, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Feb 18, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Feb 25, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Mar 4, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Mar 11, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Mar 18, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Mar 25, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Apr 1, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Apr 8, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Apr 15, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Apr 22, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Apr 29, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
May 6, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
May 13, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
May 20, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
May 27, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Jun 3, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Jun 10, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Jun 17, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Jun 24, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Jul 1, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Jul 8, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Jul 15, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Jul 22, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Jul 29, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Aug 5, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Aug 12, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Aug 19, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Aug 26, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Sep 2, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Sep 9, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Sep 16, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Sep 23, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Sep 30, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Oct 7, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $1.05
Oct 14, 2018 $1.05 Mar 18, 2016 $0.05
Mar 20, 2016 $1.00
Oct 21, 2018 $1.05 Mar 20, 2016 $1.05
Oct 28, 2018 $0.05 Mar 20, 2016 $0.05

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