Purchase of deep fryer and micro wave for my hotel

John Kariuki

Kamwangi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

John Kariuki

Member since

January 2015

On-time repayments

86 installments  •  86%

About Me

My names are John Kamau Kariuki 58 years of old from Kenya. I reside in Kamwangi Estate, 20km west of Thika town. I am happily married to Mary Njeri and blessed with three children, 2 have completed university while last born daughter is a second year student in one of the university in Nairobi Kenya. I am a civil servant and doing business as my part time job. Through savings from my salary I was able to set up a hotel business in my town area. This hotel has attracted lot of customers due to quality food, good customer’s service and good competitive food and beverages price. I have been able to employ 8 workers in that hotel because of the flow of customers everyday. I am planning to offer outside catering in various occasions like weddings, parties, graduations, birthdays and dowry ceremony among others. I have a vision of establishing many other hotel businesses in towns around my area and Kenya at large. This expansion will not benefit me alone with vast vast good returns but will also create job opportunity to many young people.

My Business

Am running a hotel business in Kamwangi town which I started 2 years ago. It was started from a humble beginning with only one bench but today it can accommodate 50 seated customers at ago. This hotel has been experiencing vast growth due to quality food, customer service and reasonable prices. I have been able to employ 8 workers so far. The quantity of food has been also another reason where customer flows due to availability of goods and services. I have cut short expenses by providing some products direct from my farm such as milk, eggs, onions, tomatoes and other horticulture products. This has reduced my expenses with 35% and thus increasing my profit margin. I am planning to expand my services by doing outside catering in various occasions like weddings, parties, graduations, birthdays and dowry ceremony among others and also establishing many other hotel businesses in towns around my area and Kenya at large. This venture will require more money to be realized so am looking forward for a platform to borrow from Zidisha Team.

Loan Proposal

Hello esteemed lenders wish to thank you for the previous loan which i paid without arrears due to the increased profit in my hotel.

I managed to buy more tables and chairs for the extension of my hotel by the help of the previous loan that you granted me. I am now looking forward to secure another loan which will help me buy a deep fryer and a micro wave. I am optimistic to be granted this loan on time and will go hand by hand to complement my savings.

This how I intend to use the loan:-
1). Buy Deep fryer @ 240 dollars
2). Buy micro wave @ 95 dollars

The deep fryer will enable us introduce fast foods like chips and chickens which is commonly used and micro wave will go along in keeping them warm thus attracting customers. When these two equipments are put in place our profit margin will shoot to 70% compared to previous time.
Thank you for supporting my vision. God bless you.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$321.45

Date disbursed

Oct 21, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

3 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $13.35

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  • John Kariuki    Jul 28, 2016

    Experiencing low business season

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  • John Kariuki    Mar 9, 2016

    Low business season

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  • JimVandegriff    Feb 16, 2016

    Congratulations, John, on being fully funded. I'm very glad these loans are working well for you, and you are expanding your service.

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    • John Kariuki    Feb 16, 2016

      Thanks Jim; indeed these loan has been of great help in expansion of my hotel services. Zidisha loans is moving my business to the next level.
      Long live Zidisha lenders

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    • John Kariuki    Feb 17, 2016

      the loan disbursment has delayed why?

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  • John Kariuki    Feb 12, 2016

    Thank you dear lenders for the previous loan. My profit shoot to 70% God bless you

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  • Roy    Jan 24, 2016

    How are you John?

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  • John Kariuki    Oct 20, 2015

    Thank you for fully funding my application. God bless you all

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  • John Kariuki    Oct 6, 2015

    Thank you lenders for the previous it was of great help to my business. I pledge to remain faithful in repaying . Thank you all

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  • John Kariuki    Aug 5, 2015

    Thank you my lenders for your effort to promote my business with a loan of ksh.32250 which which l intend to expand my business to the next level

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  • John Kariuki    Aug 2, 2015

    Thank you for fully funding my project i will buy set of tables and chairs for my hotel

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  • Fredrick Kamau    Aug 1, 2015

    Dear lenders based on John 100% on time repayment i am kindly requesting you to fund his application before it expires. if looking for project to support i would not hesitate to recomend him.

    Fredrick
    V.M

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    • Roy    Aug 1, 2015

      Frederick,
      I do not have time to go give a lot of details on why this application may not succeed...But I have two ideas, which I ask you and John to consider.
      1. How different are Johns circumstances... The application looks very much the same as what previous applications were. Have appropriate changes being made to the section about Johns Business?
      2. Borrowers are told how important a good photo is in having your application funded. People frequently stress how important it is to smilie. While this sound very american, it does seem to make a difference. www.zidisha.org/feature-cri...

      I ask you to remember that the funding process is competitive. Sometimes applications go unfunded, for no clear reason. This is why it is important to spend time, making your application as attractive and interesting as possible...It may not be necessary to have a photo where you are smiling, or provide some up to date details of your business, but I think you will find it improves your chances.
      Good luck in the future.

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  • John Kariuki    Jul 23, 2015

    Hello Lenders wish to thank you for my second loan which raised my returns with a good rate. Wish you all the best

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  • John Kariuki    May 21, 2015

    Hi my lenders . i take this opportunity to thank you for promoting my business . keep on that spirit and God bless you abundantly.

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  • John Kariuki    Apr 7, 2015

    let me take this opportunity to say hey and thanks to my lenders for funding my loan in time . l have managed to buy two steel doors and two windows to expand my hotel .l hope with your combined effort i will have the best hotel in my town be blessed

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  • John Kariuki    Mar 30, 2015

    Thank you dear lenders for your effort to fund my loan fully. God bless you all in your en devours.

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  • Fredrick Kamau    Mar 27, 2015

    Dear esteemed lenders based on John's on time repayment records and his brilliant business idea I am kindly requesting you to support his loan application. I am optimistic that he will be funded before the time expires.

    Yours in service
    Fredrick Kamau
    (Volunteer Mentor)

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    • John Kariuki    Mar 30, 2015

      Thank you Fredrick for your continued encouragement comments and support. God bless you

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  • John Kariuki    Mar 17, 2015

    Hello lenders thank you very much for the past loan i secured in Zidisha platform it enabled me add more chairs and tables hence increased my sales up 45%.
    Wish you well in endeavors, God bless you all

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  • John Kariuki    Jan 31, 2015

    let me take this opportunity to thank my lenders for funding my loan in time l have managed to buy two tables and eight chairs now my customers are comfortable l hope to raise my sales. be blessed.

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  • John Kariuki    Jan 31, 2015

    let me take this opportunity to thank my lenders for funding my loan in time l have managed to buy two tables and eight chairs now my customers are comfortable l hope to raise my sales. be blessed.

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  • John Kariuki    Jan 31, 2015

    let me take this opportunity to thank my lenders for funding my loan in time l have managed to buy two tables and eight chairs now my customers are comfortable l hope to raise my sales. be blessed.

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  • John Kariuki    Jan 27, 2015

    Thank you lenders for funding my loan fully within a short time. This loan will help me purchase the chairs and tables. God bless you

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