Purchasing carpentry and joinery equipment and materials

Calvince Odhiambo

Rongo, Kenya

100% repaid



Calvince Odhiambo

Member since

July 2017

On-time repayments

51 installments  •  41%

About Me

I am Calvince Otieno Odhiambo born in 11/08/1989 in Rongo Kamagambo south Migori county.I am the first born in a family of three children,two boys and a girl.I went to Tonye primary school and did my kcpe examination in 2007 and later went to Nyachenge secondary school where I drop out of school due to lack of school fees.My mother died in 2003 and my father was suffering from stroke,he couldn't pay school fees and life was not bearable.In September 2011,I went to Uriri youth polytechnic where I did carpentry and joinery and completed my course in December 2013. I went to Bondo town to search for jobs, i got series of jobs earn a living and i am working until to date.I got married in january 2015 and Mighty God blessed me with a baby girl. She is still very young and cannot make her future decision on her carrier. In our Rongo,we usually receive adequate rainfall which is good for farming, cattle keeping, business and we also experience cool breeze from Kisii highlands.During my free time, I like reading bible, magazines, watching football premier leagues of various countries .

My Business

In carpentry and joinery, I mostly get some joinery contracts like fittings,roofs construction form works,repairs of various building structures. With this, it helps me earn a living, support my work,cater for family needs.After completion of most jobs,I remain with some money which really help me to purchase food for the family, buy clothes, pay school fees for my brother and sister who are still going to school, cater for transport to and from work sites,pay also other bills. This works pays nicely,easier than other tiresome activities.

Loan Proposal

If the money is disbursed to me, I will use to pay school fees for the children and my brother at a cost of KES 10000/=,timber for finishing contract work at a cost of KES 9500/=,nails at a cost of KES 2500/=,varnish paint at a cost of KES 300/=,some quantity of brushes at a cost of KES 700/=,round poles for structural work at a cost of KES 2600/=.With these kind of income, it will increase earnings rate by 50% thus helps me to provide basic necessities to the family, school fees paid, traveling and other household and work expenses will be catered for the betterment of tomorrow. Thanks for financial aid offered. Thanks so much for the loan and wonderful moments with Zidisha lenders and entire Zidisha team.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jan 27, 2018

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

7 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $11.19



Mac McKiva

United States

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