Plastic carrier-bag sales to support my son's education

Shadrick Kapolyo

Chililabombwe, Zambia

125% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Shadrick Kapolyo

Member since

September 2020

On-time repayments

28 installments  •  93%

About Me

My names are Shadrick Kapolyo, from Zambia on the boarder town of Chililabombwe, on the copperbelt province. My career journey in life as seen me through some of the most interesting episodes in life. From the hey days in school, at Mungwi Secondary Technical School, in the Northern part of Zambia, and Kasama in particular to rose days as a banker with Barclay bank pls, and then Finance Bank Zambia Ltd, and life in the mining industries of Northwestern province, Solwezi.
Life can really be interesting, its like they say, life is what you make it, i could comfortably say i have had it all. Now settled in Chililabombwe, life has to continue, i have always dreamed of running my own affairs (business) and the boarder town provides that unique platform for both start-ups and established businesses, the common adage; ''any thing sells in chililabombwe/Kasumbalesa'' can not be over emphasized. Mine is to one day grow my Agric feed business, supplying agricultural feeds to poultry famers both local and across the boarder.

My Business

My business is currently seasonal, am operating lawn mowers, with hired laborers, this business though seasonal is very profitable. Currently i have two machines, one is electrical and the other is petrol powered. From what i have seen in the past season, this is far more profitable than running a fleet of taxis, as the operating costs are far too little compared with running a taxi, better still, the capital employed could be 1/200th of that of buying car. The daily cashing from a lawn mower business, is three or 4 times higher. This comparison arises from the fact that i have operated a taxi business before, whilst am almost set on this business, my eyes are still focused on running a Agric business, which logistics are almost done.

Project Proposal

The main purpose of this loan is to meet the increased demand for my family expenses toward school fees for my son who has been selected to go and study at the University of Zambia (UNZA).
It will equally help with the cashflow, to help keep the business running vice versa the deleted savings.
From the forgoing, it can be said that the benefit is equally twofold; one it will lessen the pressure on maintaining the same level stocks and if possible with prudent use of the funds and even increase the level of my business stocks.
Secondly, it will help us maintain the same level of life style and social status, like the schools my young kids go to, etc, and at the same time manage to meet the demands of higher education.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$1,416.49

Date disbursed

Feb 14, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $302.22

Backers

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marycb

United States

investor

Candiac, Canada

Kitty

Hailsham, United Kingdom

ErikN

Stockholm, Sweden

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Tallago3

Munich, Germany

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EveleighT

Arlington, VA, United States

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AlexCheng

Seattle, United States

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lujabe

Melbourne, Australia

Tavin

Ottawa, Canada

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cyrilleberger

Gammalkil, Sweden

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Falun, Sweden

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Divergent

Bethesda, United States

Cloudways

Malta, Malta

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jzidi

Los Angeles, United States

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artom

Karkola, Finland

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JonMichael

Winnipeg, Canada

peanut

Halifax, Canada

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

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Copenhagen, Denmark

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Colorado, United States

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Gorham, Maine, United States

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Goldrivermob

Gold River, Canada

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miriamg

Toronto, Canada

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Perth, Australia

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rohbear

asheville, United States

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Atlanta, United States

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Kohler, United States

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bscent

Hong Kong

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Kebrenagast

New York, United States

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mbarbier

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United Kingdom

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Wade

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Los Angeles, United States

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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San Francisco, United States

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United States

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Manaal Eisa

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Mwotot-kapenguria, Kenya

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Mark S Yourek

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Peter

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Minah Park

Republic of Korea

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Charlotte, United States

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Ballerup, Denmark

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Justin cohan

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Oslo, Norway

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United Kingdom

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Rudi Chen

United States

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Switzerland

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Witten, Germany

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Nick Gorrell

Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

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Karl

New Zealand

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Munich, Germany, Germany

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Jason and Sandra

Toronto, Canada

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Howells, United States

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Lucy

Australia

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Marama

Australia

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Rich Stein

United States

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Greg Rice

United States

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Victor Chong

United States

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Bill Piper

United States

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Mainz, Germany

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Helsinki, Finland

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Portland, Oregon, United States

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United States

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Dan Winetsky

United States

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Japan

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Mountain View, United States

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Mary

United States

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Port Dalhousie, Canada

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Ontario, Canada

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Darin MacRae

United States

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Australia

Darren Jeppson

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Germany

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Ronald Waite

United States

Kipkorir Sigei

Kaptulwa, Kenya

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Harris Lin

New Zealand

Marcelo De Polli

São Paulo, Brazil

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Mac McKiva

United States

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Switzerland

Ryan Agnew

Australia

Joost

Noord Brabant, Netherlands

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San Francisco, United States

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Brian Rickman

United States

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Juhani

Helsinki, Finland

Lee

Washington, DC, United States

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Eric Ayers

Atlanta, United States

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Kate and Tom

United States

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Dallas, TX, United States

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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Carrie Jean

United States

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Utrecht, Netherlands

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Camm

Australia

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austin, United States

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marjorie

Netherlands

Andrew

United States

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Bram

Germany

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Alex Melo

United States

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Nikolaus Bührer

Karlsruhe, Germany

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Abuja, Nigeria

Emmanuel Mensah

Hohoe, Ghana

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Eric West

United States

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Australia

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Justin A

Fort Collins, United States

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Chev T

Australia

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United States

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Sam

New Zealand

Dzantor Joyce

Hohoe, Ghana West Africa, Ghana

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Augusto Gesualdi

Berlin, Germany

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John

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Chris

United Arab Emirates

Betty Mutale

Mufulira, Zambia

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Meg Brigman

United States

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John

Germany

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Caleb Liu

United States

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Michael

Netherlands

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KinHo Chan

United States

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United States

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New York, United States

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Karafa

United States

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Leigh

Australia

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Zach Corum

United States

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Switzerland

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Kyle

Australia

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Katka

Germany

Opawande Johnson

Ilorin, Nigeria

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Jonathan Ng

United States

Olly Ishmael

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Daniel Ajulu

Nairobi, Kenya

Mary Adjei

Accra, Ghana

Lydia Mwakwida

Nairobi, Kenya

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Indianapolis, United States

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Redwood City, United States

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Victoria, Canada

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Lorissa

United States

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thomas murray

United States

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Erase Poverty

United States

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Sam

United Kingdom

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David Breen

United States

Linda Sackey

Accra, Ghana

Esther Marfowaa

Kumasi, Ghana

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Cape Coast, Ghana

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Anonymous

United States

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Cathy

United States

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Kyle

United States

Diana Adzamani

Nkwanta, Ghana

Dorcus Wanjala

Nairobi, Kenya

Gen

United Kingdom

Gilbert Kirui

Kericho, Kenya

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Payments Forward

Amount returned to the platform for this project

$1,720.73

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$2,658 (78 Projects)

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