Loan to buy more food items for sale


Mbita Township, Kenya

100% repaid




Member since

April 2015

On-time repayments

73 installments  •  10%

About Me

I am a 41 year old man married with five children, two boys and five girls. I grew up in a very loving and caring family. My parents were responsible, caring, loving and responsible though very poor and couldn't manage to raise school fee to support my High School education.

Having dropped from school at a tender age, I started selling used plastics by the roadside to clients from the local community especially fishermen who were using them as buoyance in their fishing nets. My parents struggled to take care of us and being the eldest child, I had to support them on a daily basis through taking care of my siblings at home as they went out into the farm to plant and grow food.

After I got married we decided to lease part of my parents land while living on the rest of it in order to save the money for the start of the business. Now my two children are in high school, and I pay their school fees.

Mbita community is a cosmopolitan area and there's different cultural practices but commonly respect is paramount.

My Business

Having dropped from school in the year 1987, I started the plastic selling in 1993 and later on expanded to include sale of fruits, e.g. bananas, oranges, and peanuts. I conduct business in front of Hospital compound, by the roadside in Mbita Town. I start selling in the morning around 8:00 A.M and finish at about 9:00 or 9:30 P.M. I run this business full-time in order to generate enough funds to help me meet my basic needs and often those of my family in terms of food, health care, and clothing. When I heard my community leader (Kennedy Onyango) talk about Zidisha Microfinance, I immediately saw an opportunity to increase my business using interest free loan that ZIDISHA lenders supports. I look forward in repaying the loan on time and taking in more loans to support my business.

Loan Proposal

Hello dear lenders, I am seeking a loan of KES 9,134 to enable me buy fruits and re-stock my kiosk. I will be able to sale and attract more clients to my fruits stall and the increased profits will be used to repay the loan and support my children education.

The loan of KES 9,143 will be used as follows;

-Buy plastic tins at a cost of KES 3,800 and sale at KES 2,800 per day

-KES 6,300 will be used to buy assorted fresh fruits from farmers and re-sale at a very good market prices. I project to cash in KES 2,000 from fruits alone per day.

The increased sales and thus profits will help meet family expense, repay the loan on time and save to expand the business . Thank you.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Apr 27, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

7 weeks

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  • Margaret    Aug 5, 2018

    I can't reach david, he has relocated to another town

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  • Margaret    Mar 15, 2018

    David, has not kept his word on the loan repayments. I will check with him once again.

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  • Margaret    Feb 9, 2018

    I will re-check with David. He has been giving false promises.

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  • Margaret    Jan 7, 2018

    David, has been promising to start partial payments of the loan, I will talk to him again to know why he is not paying as agreed last time i checked with him

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  • Margaret    Dec 2, 2017

    am following up with David, to ensure he repays the loan he took from zidisha. I will update you

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  • Margaret    Oct 29, 2017

    David, has been facing some problems at his business site, he has said that he will start making repayments next month.

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  • David    Sep 9, 2015

    my business is not doing well at the moment.

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  • Simon    Aug 22, 2015

    David is doing all he cañ to deposit some amount.

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  • David    Jul 11, 2015

    I am grateful for my 2nd loan of KES 18,051. I will use it to expand my business. Thanks alot to ZIDISHA Lenders for this big support.

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  • David    Jun 29, 2015

    I am happy that I have been offered another chance to seek loan from ZIDISHA Lenders. I will use my 2nd loan to expand my business.

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