Mattress replacement

Jessica Lihanda

Nakuru, Kenya

6% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Jessica Lihanda

Member since

April 2016

On-time repayments

285 installments  •  70%

About Me

I grew up in a christian family my father was the pastor of Kenya Assemblies Of God Nakuru Kenya growing up as a pastors child was a bit challenging and honestly i didnt like it then because everyone expected us to behave in a certain way like we live in heaven with the angles for instance I was expected to dress up in long dresses which I didn't like any time I dressed in trousers or a short dress people would point fingers and say look at the pastors daughter this was not good at all, i went to school here in nakuru did my Olevels in nakuru too but went to nairobi for my diploma course in Housekeeping, just after my collage i got married though this was not what i wanted for myself but because i got pregnant i decided to get married and for 15 years of my life i was a stay at home mum and because i loved my housekeeping carrier so much i thought of ways of how i could go back to my passionate carrier and by the grace of God i bounced back.

My Business

I started my business in 2010 i have 22 rooms where guest check inn for bed and breakfast my business is situated in Nakuru town just 1km from the great Lake Nakuru, Sleepway Cottages as they are known have small dinning area where guest have there breakfast there, our rooms are big and spacious and our prices are quite affordable we charge USD15 for bnb and USD12 for bed only, i get 10-15 guests everyday i love my work it has made me be who i am today. I was passionate about hosting guests and making them comfortable while back at home and i said to myself when i grow up i would like to be a housekeeper and this is how i started my carrier i went to collage for housekeeping course and in 1998 i graduated. I use my profit in improving my business buying repairing and maintaining my business, i save alot and this has helped me to pay school fees for my children, i live in my own house and my business has helped me to buy new furniture in my house and a vehicle that i use in running my day to day errands.

Project Proposal

Sleepway Cottages, a guest house in Nakuru, has experienced significant growth with the assistance of our financial partner, Zidisha. As a result, we have become one of the top hotels in Nakuru, Kenya, as evidenced by our high rankings on Google search. Zidisha has supported us in various projects, such as renovating our buildings, purchasing new linens, and rehabilitating our guest house. We are grateful for their partnership and support. Currently, we are applying for a new loan from Zidisha amounting to Kshs 259,000. This loan will enable us to replace the worn-out mattresses in our 20 rooms with high-density therapeutic mattresses. This upgrade will not only enhance the comfort of our guests but also contribute to the growth of our business.

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  • Ekim Deniz Kurt    Dec 31, 2018

    Excellent repayment performance, never missed an installment and completed the repayment months in advance, congratulations and good luck!

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  • Dean Suminski    Jun 19, 2017

    Congratulations on paying off your loan! Keep getting those clothes clean and good fortune with the new machine.

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  • trincowski    Jun 19, 2017

    Jessica has not missed a single payment. Excellent behaviour!

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$1,892.00

Date disbursed

Nov 30, 2023

Backers

Rosemary Mwangi

Nakuru, Kenya

Langat Robert Kipngeno

Tendwet Village, Kenya

Francis Nderitu

Naivasha, Kenya

Burhan Ebrahimji

Kaloleni, Kenya

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Herine Adhiambo

Nairobi, Kenya

Judy Chege

Kirigiti, Kenya

Paul Kimani

Nairobi, Kenya

Desmond Wesonga

Oyugis, Kenya

Kwamboka Ruth

Nyankoba Location, Kenya

Nelly Mungai

Ruaka Town, Kenya

Maxwell Maina

Kigumo Town, Kenya

Margaret Julliet

Mombasa, Kenya

Tarsy Karambu

Nkuene Division, Kenya

Sharon Kandie

Kiamunyi,nakuru, Kenya

Jeroen Decock

Gent, Belgium

Nancy Omanwa

Makongeni, Kenya

Duncan Nduati

Thika, Kenya

Walter Okeyo

Uhanya Beach, Kenya

Jentrix Were

Nairobi, Kenya

Diana Gachanja

Nairobi, Kenya

Ian Ndirangu

Ngong, Kenya

Diana Ongaya

Funyula Town, Kenya

Timothy Ndiritu

Chogoria, Kenya

Brenda Otieno

Nairobi, Kenya

Alice Kabochi

Nairobi, Kenya

Johnson Chege

Kitale, Kenya

Febri Pranata

Palembang, Indonesia

Maurice Aoko

Oyugis, Kenya

Daniel Kinei

Nairobi, Kenya

Eunice Nyaga

Nairobi, Kenya

Benson Yegon

Nakuru, Kenya

Collins Oduor

Nakuru,bondeni Estate, Kenya

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Namayi Lucas

Nairobi, Kenya

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

John Macharia

Eldoret, Kenya

Omwenga Mogaka

Kisii, Kenya

Nicholas Mbugua

Ruiru, Nairobi, Kenya

Shelbrink Otieno

Nairobi, Kenya

Lucy Makokha

Busia, Kenya

George Kiio

Muthwani, Kenya

Genesio Ireri

Nairobi, Kenya

Simon Ndungu

Rongai, Kenya

Simon Shivaji

Nairobi , Kenya

Graceann Kimaru

Nairobi, Kenya

Nelson Wachira

Nairobi, Kenya

Grace Mugo

Nairobi, Kenya

Stephen Wekesa

Siaka, Kenya

Benedict Manguye

Nairobi, Kenya

Timothy Kinyua

Ongata Rongai, Kenya

Robert Otieno

Nakuru, Kenya

Reuben Ndungu

Rongai, Kenya

Andrew Kirwa

Kitale , Kenya

Reni Hendrayani

Purwakarta, Indonesia

Gitonga Oliver

Ntharene, Kenya

Joram Kungu

Nakuru, Kenya

Mophine Moraa

Kisumu, Kenya

Philemon Misoi

Ayany, Kenya

Wilfred Okoth

Burumba, Kenya

Robert Gitau

Nairobi, Kenya

Francis Okoth

Kisumu, Kenya

Ridho Kurnia

Jambi, Indonesia

Martadi Harmono

Karawang, Indonesia

Tan Suang Suang

Jakarta, Indonesia

Richard Momanyi

Mombasa, Kenya

Catherine Mathu

Nairobi, Kenya

Shadrack Odiko

Mombasa, Kenya

Evans Ombaso

Naivasha, Kenya

Richard Cherop

Tanyilel, Kenya

Suhono Suhono

Jakarta Timur, Indonesia

Adi Prasetyo

Semarang, Indonesia

Douglas Ogembo

Nairobi, Kenya

Heri Yanto

Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

Samuel Muchugu

Nakuru, Kenya

Joel Kamere

Githurai, Kenya

Sanusi Haryati

Jakarta Barat, Indonesia

Paul Gathumbi

Ngong , Kenya

Eric Kamunzyu

Bungoma, Kenya

Anthony Wangai

Thika, Kenya

Simpo Gathii

Ruiru, Kenya

Mathias Kilugha

Mombasa, Kenya

Nancy Munyua

Nakuru, Kenya

Tony Koome

Nakuru, Kenya

Charles Okongi

Gwakung'u Center, Kenya

Evi Diah

Batam, Indonesia

Humphrey Mundia

Nairobi , Kenya

Laura Mukholwe

Kiserian, Kenya

Patrick Kamau

Nairobi, Kenya

Kirui Richard

Olchobosei Market, Kenya

Tanti Hernita S

Batubara, Indonesia

Isti Yastuti

Kota Semarang, Indonesia

Mary Njoroge

Nairobi, Kenya

Peter Collins

Darmstadt, Germany

Jean Makari

Eldoret, Kenya

Brian Chegenye

Mbale, Kenya

Andi Fadillah

Tangerang, Indonesia

Ondieki Patrick

Nairobi, Kenya

Maureen Karuri

Thika, Kenya

Hesbon Otieno

Kisumu, Kenya

John Wandera

Budalangi, Kenya

Joseph Ngigi

Nairobi, Kenya

Jackline Maina

Eldoret, Kenya

Ikramayanti Amiruddin

Bekasi, Indonesia

Christine Atieno

Kisumu, Kenya

Rotich Wesley

Bomet, Kenya

Diana Gkundi

Meru, Kenya

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Angela Mkala

Mombasa, Kenya

Victoria Ronoh

Kericho, Kenya

Peter Wanjohi

Nairobi, Kenya

Dayo Awogbadebo

Lagos, Nigeria

Jesse Kabera

Mumias, Kenya

Gilbert Rono

Nakuru, Kenya

Michael Owolabi

Lagos, Nigeria

Paul Dem Akor

Kontagora, Nigeria

Solomon Noiki

Lagos, Nigeria

MO

Michael Onake

Lagos, Nigeria

James Ng'ang'a

Nakuru, Kenya

Mariam Olaimo

Nairobi, Kenya

Margaret Goko

Mombasa, Kenya

Titus Nomsure

Gboko, Nigeria

Waliy Agoro

Ibadan, Nigeria

Silvester Nyambu

Mombasa , Kenya

Lewnidah Ogola

Nairobi, Kenya

Richard Tubotein Dokubo

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Ogundeji Wasiu

Lagos, Nigeria

Adebayo Olalekan Festus

Ekiti State , Nigeria

MM

Martha Mutema

Solwezi, Zambia

Essien Edward

Lagos, Nigeria

Ayomide Egunsola

Lagos, Nigeria

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Sunday Ebo

Tanke, Nigeria

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Anonymous

United States

Lilian Kalekye

Nairobi, Kenya

James Christson

Fct - Abuja, Nigeria

Wezzy Simwaka

Lusaka, Zambia

Emmanuel Shireka

Kitale, Kenya

Wahyudin Wati

Karawang, Indonesia

Anthony Kate

Ado, Nigeria

Alexina Nabwire

Eldoret, Kenya

GK

Gerald Karanja

Githurai 44, Kenya

Erik Mangee

Kiambu, Kenya

Surtikandi Himayana

Kota Cirebon, Indonesia

Lydiah Gatere

Nakuru, Kenya

Dedan Kimanzi

Nairobi, Kenya

Gladys Ombaire

Likoni, Kenya

Leah Maina

Kisumu, Kenya

NM

Nicholas Mwai

Nairobi, Kenya

Benjamin Tobias

Ibadan, Nigeria

Nicholas Mutie

Kisumu, Kenya

Serah Kasiva

Thika, Kenya

Jackson Anduuru

Nairobi, Kenya

James Zacharia Wella

Ruvuma, Tanzania

MB

Morris Bandika

Nairobi, Kenya

Julitha A. Mbunda

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Brian Barasa

Kitale, Kenya

MO

Mercy Okumu

Nairobi, Kenya

JI

Justus Ikwa

Nairobi, Kenya

Esha Mtawali

Isiolo, Kenya

Elizabeth Kiio

Nairobi, Kenya

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Racheal Njiru

Nairobi, Kenya

George Kibet

Nairobi, Kenya

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George Ndighila

Mombasa, Kenya

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John Okono

Nairobi, Kenya

George Adem

Kisumu, Kenya

MJ

Michael Juma

Thika, Kenya

Diana Kasaya

Mombasa, Kenya

Herwanto Herwanto

Brebes, Indonesia

LJ

Laban Jumwa

Mombasa, Kenya

Julieth Lucas Nyanda

Morogoro, Tanzania

Newton Aguko

Nairobi, Kenya

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