To put toward buying a second-hand photocopy machine

Alice Wangui

Nakuru, Kenya

100% repaid



Alice Wangui

Member since

August 2013

On-time repayments

317 installments  •  69%

About Me

Am a single mum of a 13 year old boy in class 8 and due to sit for the National Exam in November and proceed to high school God willing come next year . Am currently living in Section 58 with my mum after my dad passed on in 2002, where I also do my business. I went to Christ The King High school and later to Mohanlal Sukhadia University.I ventured into business out of passion to empower the youth. Am hoping that with Zidisha support am able to upgrade my computers to TFTs since I have the old models, to own a scanner, bidding machine, a photocopy machine and also grow and own my shop to be a bookshop too someday.

My Business

I started my cyber cafe business in 2007 at section 58 after i had searched for a job for a long time with no success.My main aim was to help youthful job seekers prepare for job interviews by helping them write their CVs,resume,job application letters,research work,thesis and article writing among others.I have 5 desk top computers and one employee who helps me out.On a good day I make up to Kshs. 3000 after deducting overheads,utilities and internet.The reason I joined Zidisha is because of the need to see my business grow to another level where I can buy more computers and get a bigger space for my business

Loan Proposal

I wish to purchase a used photocopy machine so that I can be able to meet the growing demand of the photocopies by the many students around my workplace. Most of them are photocopying their thesis and proposals in bulk which will make me busy all the times in my cyber cafe. The machine is costing Ksh. 58,000 and I have been able to raise Kshs. 50,000. I wish to request Zidisha lenders to finance this venture so that I can keep up with this competition and meet the growing demands of the cyber business and am able to assist and serve the customers on a one stop shop once the customers use the cyber cafe and also would require copies done for me. My other advantage will be that I will be the sole person with the photocopy machine hence will be the only monopoly for me hence expect good returns at the end of the month.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jan 21, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

6 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Lender interest: $50.08 at 10.98% annual rate over 1 month = $0.69

Service fee: $0.22



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