Add refurbished computers to my cybercafé

Evans Katana

Malanga, Kenya

86% repaid



Evans Katana

Member since

December 2016

On-time repayments

72 installments  •  83%

About Me

My Name is Evans Katana. I am a christian boy of 31 years old. My family financial status is poor. after finishing high school level I a passed my exams well and I had the desire to continue with my studies that is University. In Kenya things were tough financially so I was advised to apply a course in a neighboring country "Uganda" which was a little bit cheap. So they called me to pursue a course in bachelor of commerce but unfortunately I started the course but i stopped due to lack of Fees.
I decided to raise money by doing some little jobs in the community as gardener but because the wages were too low i lost the morale in learning. My desire is to invest as much as i can to get more fund for school..I situated my business in my home land and am trying to expose the little knowledge of computer literacy to my fell friend in the community where most of them are computer illiterate. My hobby was and is all about playing music especially in churches.

My Business

The services i offer most to the community is Internet, photocopying, printing, computer training and a little bit of graphic design. The place is cool and actually I came to realize that people had to pay a bus fare of not less than 250 to big towns searching for the same services that i offer because we are located in the rural part of Malindi. I thank God because the people of the land actually appreciate the service because there is no need to travel again!!

Loan Proposal

Hello, Zidisha Team, I want to thank you for everything that you are doing. My Plan for my business is that if i get enough cash through this loan I will be able to buy a number of computers for training and cyber.The price of refurbished computer is roughly $200 per piece and thats what i can afford than the new brands because of prices. Currently I have a good number of computer students who wish to know the basic operation of computer and the market for cyber cafe is not that bad and this gives me confidence that i will be able to pay the loan with no problems.
Through this project, i have seen the community changing to be better now that enough cyber cafe services can be offered in their area. Am sure if i inevest properly through this loan the profit will increase by half.
Thanks in advance as you prepare to fund my loan.

Income Source

My business is a cyber cafe so most of tasks that i do are online. so they i still have an opportunity of doing my job online and safe at home. i have been doing and i can just notice a slight difference. am not affected as the way other business have been affected by covid-19.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jun 20, 2020

Repayment status


Projected term

3 months




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  • Eric Ntonja    Nov 26, 2020

    evans promised to be back by next week

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  • Eric Ntonja    Oct 25, 2020

    Evans promised to pay his loan soon.He said that the plans he had collapsed a bit and he will be back to normal ontime repayments.Thanks

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  • Eric Ntonja    Oct 10, 2020

    Both Evans and his references never picked my call.

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  • Evans Katana    Aug 23, 2020

    Market change because of the Covid - 19 pandemic

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  • Evans Katana    Jun 22, 2020

    Hello, thanks am glad I received your loan amounting to Ksh. 16075.
    I will be greatful to see my business have a new look.

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  • Evans Katana    Jun 20, 2020

    Currently i do cyber and agribusiness but because of the cureent situation of covid 19 i have decided to buy more fertilizer and other related materials for agribusiness. this is because people need something to eat even at such hard times as this. But am sure after this pandemic i will be able to buy more printers and other computer accessories for my business.
    To my lenders i am so greatful and happy to get lending heart that are ready to fund someone they dont know and within short span of time. I just want to say thank you all and may God bless you so much. I promise to repay the loan within the specified time limits in my repayment schedule.

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  • Anonymous    Jun 18, 2020

    My father taught me to be a successful business person so to repay him, as a Father's Day gift I'm sending you these funds to jump start your business and pay things forward.
    We wish you success in your business!
    -Alex & Bill

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  • Evans Katana    Mar 12, 2018

    Currently this is what Am doing. Thanks because i have been able to buy printers .

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  • Evans Katana    Feb 2, 2018

    Got some tenders which can raise the cash

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  • Evans Katana    Jan 20, 2018

    Hello, am so grateful to my lenders because soon I will finish my loan and go for another..God is great...

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  • Evans Katana    Jan 20, 2018

    Hello, am so grateful to my lenders because soon I will finish my loan and go for another..God is great...

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  • Evans Katana    Jan 20, 2018

    Hello, am so grateful to my lenders because soon I will finish my loan and go for another..God is great...

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  • Evans Katana    Jul 3, 2017

    Am Glad to be this far in the midst of the year 2017,and am hoping for more God willing when the year ends

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  • Evans Katana    May 18, 2017

    Glad to get some tenders which raised more cash.

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  • Evans Katana    Jan 27, 2017

    I expected to receive the loan in time so as to expand the business but unfortunately i have not received the cash, so am paying the loan before getting it. That's why i need to change the repayment schedule for some time then later i can increase after getting the loan..

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  • Evans Katana    Jan 12, 2017

    Hello, I need Help, when or how am I going to get the remaining part of the Loan. I got Ksh. 967 only in my account from zidisha instead of the whole applied loan yesterday 11/jan/2017. Please help.

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  • Evans Katana    Jan 8, 2017

    Hello, Thanks so much The Zinc Team and Paul Buchheit for your Big Lending Heart.
    It has been a big desire of the whole community to bring more printing and internet services home. With my effort i have managed to bring some services and by your help am going to bring more tools e.g printers for both papers and different materials and also buy internet booster/ router for the internet connectivity..

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