Open a branch of selling ready maize and beans (githeri)

Nancy Chepkoech

Eldoret, Kenya

100% repaid



Nancy Chepkoech

Member since

February 2016

On-time repayments

177 installments  •  28%

About Me

Am nancy chepkoech a mother of one daughter a christian and a lover of rock music, I schooled at Baricho primary school and Baringo high school i later joined Eldoret [polytechnic and did a course in catering after college i did not get employed and decided to use the small money i had to start a small business in my area i noticed population increase most are bachelors whom are in school and would not find time for cooking so i decided to invest in boiling of maize and beans (GITHERI) and selling them while ready ready for frying.
I did nt have lots of money for a good business but with the small i had i made good use of it, I started with 10 kilograms mixture of Maize and beans which was giving me a a profit of 300 Kenya shilling a day, My business grew as no one else was doing the same business and i started making 500 to 800 Kenya shillings a day.

My Business

I sell ready to eat maize and beans popularly called Githeri in my home,
This is basically maize and beans i buy and boil and people buy to go and eat or fry at their homes which is not time consuming.
I make 1500 Kenya shilling a day 500 is the capital and 1000 Kenya shilling is my profit my expenses are charcoal and water.
People have no time to boil this food it takes time so i make it easy for them and i focus on my target.
I use the money for basic needs and support my siblings in school.

Loan Proposal

Granted 10 us dollars i will make it 30 us dollars and use to open another branch of my sell point this will create employment to my younger sister and also increase my daily income buy 25 percent.
10 us dollars pay rent
10 us dollars buy a big ( sufuria ) cooking pot
10 us dollars buy one dozen of packaging polythene bags
I will be preparing the food in my main shop and distribute to the other shop.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Feb 23, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

2 months




Bremen, Germany



Berlin, United States



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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


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  • James Chege    Nov 2, 2017

    Dear Lenders,
    I have not been able to directly communicate with Nancy. I have been able to reach one of her referees although he offered me no help in contacting her. All the other referees are out of reach.
    I will inform you of any other progress.
    Thank you.

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  • Nancy Chepkoech    Mar 10, 2017

    Hal-lo, lenders am doing well despite erratic payment for the lat week however i will soon repay as usual.
    Thank you.

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  • James Chege    Feb 9, 2017

    Dear Lenders,
    I have been making attempts to contact Nancy but I always find her out of reach.
    My trials to reach her through her referees never went through because they are out of reach or temporarily out of service.
    I will communicate to you as soon as I learn of her situation.
    Thank you.

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  • Isabella    Dec 9, 2016

    So glad that things are going so well, Nancy!

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  • Nancy Chepkoech    Dec 9, 2016

    Lenders am so happy, This loan is changing my life, My food selling joints improving each day, Thank you zidisha am blessed by your support I will definitely repay the loan on time.

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  • Nancy Chepkoech    Aug 27, 2016

    Thank you for the loan that i received i have already add food stock and am ready to start repaying the loan, God bless

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  • Nancy Chepkoech    Aug 19, 2016

    Thanks once again for the funds am going to boost my business and repay the loan as i improve my families life. God bless zidisha.

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  • Nancy Chepkoech    Aug 6, 2016

    thanks my lenders for helping me get closer to my dreams. i look forward to your further assistance and advice. God bless

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  • Nancy Chepkoech    Jul 23, 2016

    Thank you lenders for helping me, God bless you everything is good hoping you and your family are okay.

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  • Nancy Chepkoech    Jun 29, 2016

    i thank you for the loan i have managed to improve my business and projected my profits began to double last week due to increased customers. God bless

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  • Nancy Chepkoech    May 23, 2016

    Thank you for the loan, i have to adjust my repayment amount as ad-viced so to maintain on-time repayment record, This is temporary.

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  • Nancy Chepkoech    May 4, 2016

    Thank you for funding me 100 percent, once i receive the money i will add maize stock. God bless zidisha.

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  • Nancy Chepkoech    Apr 28, 2016

    Lenders after opening a new joint with the loan given i have managed to double my income this is so encouraging i thank you so much for everything May God continue to bless you.

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  • Nancy Chepkoech    Apr 23, 2016

    My loan was helpful as i did exactly what i had planned and now my selling joints are intact and giving me a good income as predicted, Thanks a lot to my lenders for the moral and financial support.

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