Loan to import laptops, printers, and smartphones into my shop

Fernard Mutombo

Lusaka, Zambia

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Fernard Mutombo

Member since

September 2016

On-time repayments

244 installments  •  55%

About Me

My name is Fernard Mutombo born in 11th of June,1979 in Lusaka.I am the sixth born in the family of 11 and also a father of three children,thus two girls and one boy.I grew in a humble family and managed to complete my secondary education and through a small scale business i managed to take myself to college of which i did business administration and marketing.despite growing in a competitive community,it was perseverance and hard work which made me archive some goals.
After working for several companies, i realized to start my own thing through the capital i raised which has pushed me to where i am.am a proud Zambian who has patriotism for my country because its a land where everyone is free to bring out their ideas and plans as long as they stick to it.
My first born child aims at becoming a medical doctor if she does well in intergrated sciences.some want to become teachers.
I love watching and playing football.

My Business

I have diverged my business from the grocery to Laptops., even when the grocery is still working properly and also offering my good on wholesale., I still have to deal in other businesses and especially that I have tried once,. It will bring more revenue and be able support other small businesses I open since I joined Zidisha. I cant say much but all I can say is that Zidisha has made me stand on top of the Market. I have now started dealing good second hand Laptops, Printers and Smart Phones from South African dealers. And I have rented a place for the and because I am expecting this Loan I am applying for to order these new goods to stock my new shop. Thank you Zidisha and my Lenders for great and wonderful support to my Businesses and the well being of my Family.

Loan Proposal

I have already done the order for the Laptops, Printers, and Smart Phones, of which I will receive them in Zambia by next week upon sending my Payment and clearing charges at customs. And I will have too much profit once I sale and I will be able to Repay my Loan accordingly. And increase on my weekly repayments and do more by inviting good new members to support Zidisha.

Feedback

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  • Mary    Jan 12, 2018

    Fernard is a model Zidisha Borrower!. I would recommend loaning to him anytime!

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    • Fernard Mutombo    Jan 22, 2018

      Good day Mary i need your support over my loan,my business project has grown , i need this loan help me buy a delivery van to carrying bulk goods.Your assistance Mary will make my dreams come true.Thanking in you in advance.

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  • Will    Oct 12, 2017

    Fernard had an excellent repayment record and was able to repay his loan early. I would loan to him again.

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    • Fernard Mutombo    Dec 3, 2017

      Thank so much Mr Will, actually am working hard daily to ensure that my dreams come true with zidisha loans and maintain repayment on time.Come December 25th i want repay my loan in full and post new loan due to the growth of my retail shop.This time around i want the loan to help me buy a Car or a Van to help in the transportation of retail goods.Due to the expansion of the business i need my own transport to reduce the high cost of transport at the moment.Your help again will definitely make my dreams come true.Thanking you in advance.

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    • Fernard Mutombo    Jan 22, 2018

      Dear my render i need your support am back
      come requesting for another loan, the previous loan was a big success to me because of your support and
      and i just want to do more this time around.I need the loan to help me buy a delivery van.Your support and response to my request will be highly appreciated, thank you very much.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$1,216.22

Date disbursed

Jun 24, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

22 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $33.48

Lenders

Umair Mahmood

Raleigh, United States

Josua

Brittnau, Switzerland

AltruisticSelfishnes

Chicago, United States

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shaynic

Glastonbury, CT, United Kingdom

S

Simmo

Sydney, Australia

ErikN

Stockholm, Sweden

johnandmoliehi

Canton, New York, United States

R

rmacaw

Australia

kuebel

Vienna, Austria

Karilynn

Mountain View, United States

B

Bavarian

Bavaria, Germany

C

chrisherron

Chicago, United States

A

anonymous123

United States

J

JandC

Watsonville, United States

Z

Zippo

Berlin, Germany

G

glomardor

Leonardtown, United States

lorello

Vicopisano, Italy

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

Christopher

Copenhagen, Denmark

Bhayl

Stavanger, Norway

Eduard

Dnepr, Ukraine

T

Tui1974

nuenen, Netherlands

G

glh25

Winooski, United States

M

Marod

Edmonton, Canada

indrayudha

Jakarta, Indonesia

Zal0m0n

Atlantis!!!! x), Mauritania

H

HobbyCollector

Beach City, United States

JonB

London, United Kingdom

soniad

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

thomas2666

Brisbane, Australia

xtrahardware

Cazenovia, United States

A

andy.gayton

San Francisco, United States

Evan Lamos

Brussels, Belgium

P

payette

Ottawa, Canada

D

drorm

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

F

FSO

Canada

B

bugdaniel

Switzerland

Grant Xavier Storer

Seattle, Wa, United States

J

jdelaporte

United States

K

Keith

Luxembourg

C

Crainster

Chapel Hill, United States

melissapmeier

United States

D

djlayton4

United States

S

Stephan

Netherlands

S

Sven

Netherlands

SMOICE

Berlin, Germany

MW

Matt Willis

United States

DF

Daniel Fehr-Krahn

Winnipeg, Canada

E

erica

antwerpen, Belgium

JK

Hamburg, Germany

Max Lettenberger

Madison, WI, United States

Kevin

San Francisco, United States

KL

Ket Lin

United States

Carla

Amsterdam, Netherlands

F

Frits

Rotterdam, Netherlands

M

Mart

United Kingdom

PG

Paul Graham

United States

Arend Thorp

Brooklyn, NY, United States

N

Nick

Greater London, United Kingdom

YK

Yonghwan Kim

Republic of Korea

AK

Achim Königs

Bonn, Germany

Christopher Hey

Sudbury, Canada

MH

Meg Holland

United States

Carlo Cruz

Cincinnati, OH, United States

JC

Justin cohan

United States

EthicalHost

Toronto, Canada

roark22

Geneva, Switzerland

KT

Kate Turner

United States

K

Kraig

United Kingdom

BW

Betty Waweru

United States

Myria

New Mexico, United States

EB

Erika Barraza

United States

B

Brett

Australia

RG

Ravi Gadad

United States

SM

Sachet Marion

United States

J

Jon

United States

Craig Newmark

United States

M

Marama

Australia

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Benjamin Kniaz

Boston, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

JA

Joshua Axtell

United States

Day Family

Melbourne, Australia

R

Ralf

Germany

BP

Bill Piper

United States

Tilman Schweitzer

Mainz, Germany

HCPSPIRIT

Helsinki, Finland

NG

Nathan Grey

United States

E

ericb321

Republic of Korea

Jean Wren Chan

United States

GS

Gary Sinard

Franklin, TN, United States

GC

Gabriel Collins

United Kingdom

R

RMIM

United States

KA

Khaled Asmri

Saudi Arabia

DW

Dan Winetsky

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

M

Mary

United States

E

Eric

Canada

Katja

Switzerland

Maggie Rouse

Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

CN

Craig Newmark

United States

H

Haley

United States

A

Alex

United States

JS

Jason Shea

United States

United States

Jennie

Milan, Italy

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  • Fernard Mutombo    May 10, 2021

    My business is still am unable to repay the actual amount but to adjust to allow me repay afford to repay the weekly instalments. Thank you

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  • Fernard Mutombo    Apr 3, 2021

    Dear lenders, 3 weeks ago I supplied some goods am waiting for some repayments, once I receive the money I will increase my weekly instalment, for now I have adjusted to allow me afford what am generating than skipping. Thank so much should you find this message helpful and understood.

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  • Fernard Mutombo    Jan 29, 2021

    My business is doing well but a bit slow, I will finish repaying this loan any time soon thank for your patience with my lenders.

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  • Fernard Mutombo    Jan 25, 2021

    Business is a bit slow but i will improve my repayment rate very soon.Thank you very much my lenders for your patience.

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  • Fernard Mutombo    Dec 21, 2020

    My business went down due to economic challenges I severely faced but now my business is back on track I want revive and well established and repay my loan.Am on my knees my dear lenders thank you for your support and patience over my long overdue loan.

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  • Fernard Mutombo    Dec 17, 2019

    Dear lenders am sorry of delaying paying my weekly installments i was out of town just came back over the weekends i will resume paying the loan this week.

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  • Fernard Mutombo    Nov 5, 2019

    Dear lenders my business has gone down of late and am generating little sales therefore i cannot pay off the full weekly repayment of my loan.However should my business sales increases i will be able also to increase my weekly repayment of my loan.Thanking for your patience and understanding of current situation.

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  • Fernard Mutombo    Sep 27, 2019

    Zidisha loan has helped me greatly despite economic challenges, the profits am generating are assisting me to pay schools fees for my children, renovate the family house and also improve the standard of living.I can only thank Julia the Director and the lenders for making it possible for me to have access to Zidisha Loans.I also pray that Zidisha should also continues empowering the people in Africa because poverty levels are very high.I dont know how my life would have been without Zidisha.My God Bless the main founders of Zidisha and the Lenders who have supported the funding of loan.

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  • Fernard Mutombo    Sep 12, 2019

    My business has just taken a different dim-mention,sales business are very slow and i cant manage to pay full installments due to the business challenges and the economy of our that created the business environment difficult.But should the business get better i will pay more than installment due.

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  • Fernard Mutombo    Jul 23, 2019

    My business has gone lately and its making me find it difficulties to repay the way i use to make my repayments on time, however when the business sales improve i will settle my loan in full.Kindly bear with me.

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  • Francis Mbewe    Jul 16, 2019

    Fernard's business is improving and promised to repay back the loan

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  • Fernard Mutombo    Jun 5, 2019

    Thank you renders for helping me with this loan despite the economic challenges our country is going through, i will eandvour to repay my loan until i finish.My business is now picking up i have started repaying my loan steadily.Thank you renders for helping me.

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  • Fernard Mutombo    May 27, 2019

    My business has drastically gone due to economic challenges in our and our currency has droped against the dollar currency.Hence trading of commodities has taken another shape in business.I can only afford to pay smaller amount as i wait for businesses to improve as am still facing challenges at the moment.

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  • Fernard Mutombo    May 23, 2019

    Dear Lenders, am now available i had gone out, i know you noted that i had missed my weekly repayments, Business was down due to the economic challenges our country is going through my business had completaly gone down but i have now stablises a bit and this weekend will start repaying the loan,thank you for your understanding.

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  • Fernard Mutombo    May 21, 2019

    Dear Zidisha, i was out of town no wander i missed a cup of weeks without making any repayments, hence i will resume this weekend on the 25th May, 2019.For th delay am really sorry.Thanking you for your understanding.

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  • Fernard Mutombo    May 6, 2019

    Dear Zidisha, i have serious complaint with the institution i dont what happened there but my concern is that communication has become very difficult or it has become a barrier now days, Going to the Forum for you to receive feedback it also becoming very difficult, it is either 2 to 3 three weeks, please do something to make communication is easy for all well meaning Zidisha members like me.

    Madam Julia please do something to allow us to communicate fast and receieve feedback this will help us resolve challenges we have gone through since January this year.

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    • Fernard Mutombo    May 9, 2019

      Thank you very much Laurie, despite whatever challenges Zidisha has been going through they have caused a number of people to get discouraged and disappointed of what has happened to Zidisha team/staff
      1. Communication barrier, suddenly stopped paying out and this is the major reason why most people have been not happy.
      2.To be honest Zidisha should have been working closely with the V/M,in different countries by giving them motivation,however this should be worked for Zidisha even before its staff left the institution.
      3.Because of none payments of loan and delayments in disbursing the loans that has been also the major contribution for Zidisha.
      4. Most borrowers today think that Zidisha is no longer the way it used to be.
      5.As V/M i became a redundance becuase of none activity at Zidisha, am saying this because most members thought Zidisha V/M can help, as they receive Information from Zidisha staff.When that became difficult also many got discouraged about Zidisha loans, therefore most borrowers now became skeptical about Zambia.

      Laurie as a concerned member of Zidisha who has been with Zidisha for some time i could not understand why things became like this with Zidisha, you also left unexpectedly and support ticket also became a redandance or it was removed.It was said that you take or raise your concerns to the forum which also proved difficult to some members and equally my self.Despite the challenges so far the institution is going through we should have been told clearly that Zidisha suspended the creation of new loans, no disbursements until further notice due to a number of issues outlined, therefore those with outstanding loans can continue repaying as the institution is working on internal issues because good borrowers we have been directly affected,for now am even wandering if should completed my loan today i wonder how soon should that be possible for me to post the new loan and receive the loan in good time.Crediting of loan nowdays is an issue, hence as a well meaning member of Zidisha i hope Julia the director who happens to be my render can have the opportunity to this post as well, can take keen interest to look at look at the concerns raised above.I have excercised maximum patience since the begining of this year now this is May, still nothing has happened to see change or rather see this platform of Zidisha operate the way it use to be since i joined as member in 2016.

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      • Fernard Mutombo    May 10, 2019

        Thank you so much madam Laurie God bless you so much for your favorable response.With all due respect i understand all your concerns raised.Thank you my eyes are now open i only wish you can send me your email address so that i can have an opportunity to ask something personal and not on this platform.Below is my email [email protected]

        Kind regards,
        Fernard

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  • Francis Mbewe    Feb 24, 2019

    Did manage to speak to fernard and explained that his business has not been doing well lately. He will reduce the weekly repayment so that he manages to repay the loan. Thanks

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  • Fernard Mutombo    Feb 22, 2019

    My business at the moment has taken a different dimension,am experiencing low sales turn over hence i have decided to reduce to avoid account being in red and my repaying late should the sales business go up i will readjust to the usual wekly repayments.

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