Distributing food

Dennis Gitonga

Chuka, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Dennis Gitonga

Member since

January 2018

On-time repayments

34 installments  •  44%

About Me

Hi. My name is Dennis Gitonga, aged 32 years,the first borne in a family of one sister and two brothers. I live in an area which is rapidly growing in the business sector and the population growth experienced in the recent past has led to a sudden need for supply of basic household commodities which encouraged me to start the business i'm running. I am a trained accountant and holding a bachelor of commerce (finance) degree with accounting experience and knowledge having worked in a busy company for the past five years. I started my business about six month ago after realizing that in order to succeed in this world one as to make extra money to cover my expenses. Seeing the population numbers had grown rapidly in the past two years, i noticed a great need for me to meet the demand for house hold commodities. is an encouragement to many people who may not be able to access small bank loans due the lack of resources to act as security for their loans. I wish could open local offices to facilitate this service to individuals who may not have technological known how to be able to receive the same services.

My Business

I run a distributorship business (Household commodities like sugar, rice,salt,cooking oil and fat, maize flour, wheat flour and biscuits) in the heart of one of the fastest growing metropolitan town in Tharaka Nithi county - Chuka Town. With a small starting capital i had of about Ksh. 100,000($1000), I've been able to establish a strong customer base that has helped me stabilize the enterprise. There is great demand for my products, This is profitable for me since i can get the products directly from the main suppliers and sell directly to to the wholesalers. The risks i face are customer preferences change from time to time but as long as i have the capital needed to acquire the different types of products available in the market, it would go along way to sort that challenge.My costs are basically staff salary and transportation of goods to the wholesalers and my revenues so far are quite good. But lack of enough stocks to meet the great demand for the goods is a great hindrance to my growth and eventual success.

Loan Proposal

The amount of money received from zidisha will be used to purchase additional inventory to increase my profit margin

Income Source

I purchase more inventory so that I can sell and get money to repay the loan. With the current situation with covid-19 , I will do delivery of my products to my customer door to door services.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$235.64

Date disbursed

Aug 19, 2020

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

8 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $20.87

Credit risk payment: $20.87

Optional expediting fee: $20.87

Lenders

investor

Candiac, Canada

D

Divergent

Bethesda, United States

Cloudways

Malta, Malta

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

Scotts5320

New York, United States

sderickson

Berkeley, CA, United States

G

GoughGirl

Washington, Dc, United States

Laparo

Dusseldorf, Germany

M

mbarbier

United States

S

Stephan

Netherlands

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

Carla

Amsterdam, Netherlands

NH

Nancy Hull

United States

Jeanette

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Andrew

United States

R

Roman

Germany

RS

Ralph Smyth

United Kingdom

Christine

Munich, Germany

GF

Gammon Family

United States

Angela Chu

Toronto, Canada

E

eoghan

Switzerland

KS

Kevin Scott

United States

M

MaggieK

United States

JB

Juan Busco

United States

R

Ru

New York, United States

GR

Gabe Radovsky

United States

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