Kenya

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Edward Agola
Kadongo, Kenya
Volunteer Mentor: Silas Barasa
Followers: 24
Feedback Rating: 100% Positive (4)
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On-Time Repayments: 73% (40)
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Disbursed Amount: $151.49
Date Disbursed: Dec 9, 2016
Repayment Status: On Time
Repayment Frequency: Weekly Projected Term: 3 months
Cost of Loan: $7.42
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Cost of this loan Service Fee:

5% of $151.49 = $7.42


Story
About Me

I am a young entrepeneur committed to making a difference in my community, and in the world. Growing up in Kadongo in homabay county, in Kenya, I found my passion in health care and helping others. I took a diploma in clinical medicine, surgery and community health. I have also taken courses in child survival & maternal health, reproductive health, communicable & non-communicable disease.

Although I am not married, I am lucky to have a girlfriend who inspires me.

My Business

In 2015, I spearheaded the creation of a Community Based Organization (CBO) called Hecom. We are now a team of 15 volunteers who run a medical facility and community health programs, with a focus on helping the disadvantaged and vulnerable members of our society.

We have a particular interest in health care pertaining to all aspects of human reproduction, including access to contraceptive choices, sexual education, menstrual health management for all girls and women, and, of course, mother-child health.

Our core values are:
1. Volunteerism
2. Collaboration
3. Integrity
4. Transparency

We organize our team of volunteers to give free health information talks at various community locations, such as schools, worksites, and healthcare facilities. Recently, our topics have included: preventable disease in children under five, malaria, hypertension, and reproductive health.

We have been experimenting with different approaches, including giving out free condoms in discreet brown bags, when appropriate. We track our activities and our progress toward our goals.

Our vision is to improve access to efficient, integrated and high quality affordable community based healthcare services in the country, through community health education and health reform advocacy and implementation.

I am very happy to answer any questions about our objectives, our strategies, and our challenges and successes. I am grateful to all of my past, current and future lenders for being my partners in creating a sustainable and healthy future.

Loan Proposal

The organizations activities are currently being managed at a medical facility (with no adequate rooms) that the organization runs. we are sourcing out for funds to help us set up an office in a nearby centre.

Currently we need about USD140 to add onto what we already have to
buy computers, a printer, office tables, chairs, benches and cabinets.

40% of the earnings from the medical centre will be used for zidisha loan repayment, pay Salaries and take care of bills and other expenses as 60% facilitates the projects.

I would like to thank my previous lenders for having believed in us and reassure lenders and Zidisha team that this loan's repayments will be done in good time.

Thank you!



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