Purchase of epson printer a3 size and photocopy drum unit


Kisii Town Daraja Mbili, Kenya

100% repaid




Member since

September 2014

On-time repayments

281 installments  •  81%

About Me

I was born in a very humble family of six siblings in Marani Sub-County, Kisii County, being a fourth born in the family,
The advise from my parents that in a successful business you have to be hardworking, honest, ambitious, disciplined, patient and persistent on whatever you are doing as a living.

My Business

My business name is Hope Cyber Café at Gusii plaza, 1st floor room 114 in Kisii town, Kisii County, I aim in expanding the business, so that I can own upto 15 computers and sell stationery. I have been funded by Zidisha three times, the first time I bought a camera which i use in taking photos, the second time I bought Epson A4 size printer, third time I bought a drum unit for my photocopier and other spares and also bought A3 Epson photocopy machine. Am very much grateful for Zidisha family. I have really grown through the Zidisha loan, I have seen life changing. What I started as a one computer offering typesetting is now is now six, with printing and photocopying services, also most of the stationery are available.

Loan Proposal

Dear lenders,
Am applying for a loan to buy an Epson A3 size printer so that I can be able to print on special papers called paper matte A3 size, the papers are used in making advertisement posters for churches, advertising business, colleges and campaigns. This will also increase my volume of sales. And also buy drum unit to repair of my photocopier machine. My photocopier machine is not working and photocopies are dirty when I photocopy, since most spares have worn out. Am hopeful when I purchase the two, my sales volume will increase. Hope you fund my loan






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jul 25, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 months



Ottawa, Canada


Pittsford, United States



Tampa, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

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  • Janet    Jun 2, 2020

    I spoke with Sarah, she said her business is still down, i advised her to try and adjust her installments to an amount she can afford to pay comfortably till her business improves.

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    • Mårten    Jan 7, 2021

      Happy New Year, Janet (and let's hope it really is!)
      any news from Sarah?

      All the best,

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  • Janet    Apr 27, 2020

    Sarah said her business has been low that's why she hasn't been able to make payments, she promised to resume paying this coming week

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  • Eunice Atieno    Apr 22, 2020

    Sarah has reduced her weekly installments as that she will be able to pay ontime from this week.Thanks

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  • Sarah    Mar 26, 2020

    unable to open shop due to lock down

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  • Sarah    Feb 24, 2020

    Still bedridden and can't make it to my work station
    Thank you

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  • Sarah    Jan 19, 2020

    I have been unwell for the last three months, and I have not yet recovered. This makes it hard for me to go to my work station. I will try to repay as soon as I get well and resume work.
    Thank you

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  • Josphat    Dec 22, 2019

    Hello lenders, i have talked to Sarah ,as she has maintained a 75 % loan payment ,she can still adjust and and finish the 25% to borrow again.

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  • Maggie and M    Nov 28, 2019

    You're doing so well, Sarah, 70% repaid

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  • Sarah    Jul 24, 2019

    I still have a patient and unable to be at my workplace most of the time. I dont want to spoil my reputation of loan repayment.

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    • Mårten    Jan 2, 2020

      Happy New Year, Sarah!

      How's it going? Hope she's feeling better (Please remember that it's not a problem to adjust to a smaller amount - even Very small steps is better than not at all)

      All the best,

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  • Sarah    Jul 4, 2019

    I have a patient, I am taking care of, and I have been taking care of her for the past two months, I rarely go to my work station, since I spend most of the time at the hospital. The person helping me at my job is still a learner, and makes very minimal sales. I hope I will be able to repay my full amount in time. Please lenders bear with me and promise to repay the total amount in time

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  • Maggie and M    Jun 4, 2019

    Sarah, you can create a support ticket and reduce your loan repayments in order to retain your excellent credit rating. We hope all is good with you.

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    • Sarah    Jul 5, 2019

      Thanks for your concern, I am ok, though I have a patient who has taken most of my time at the hospital, I rarely go to my shop, hopefully if all goes well, and hope for quick recovery, I will be able to be at my work station, and repay my loan as stipulated and in time. But I am optimistic I will be able to. Thanks

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  • Maggie and M    May 18, 2019

    How are you doing Sarah?

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  • Sarah    Dec 29, 2018

    Thank you Zidisha family,
    I received the loan of kshs 200,155, and started offering M-pesa services in my shop, being the first month i am waiting for the end of the month and see how much profit i will get. thank you so much

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  • Sarah    Nov 5, 2018

    Thanks lenders for funding my loan, thank you very much. I will notify you how I have spent my loan once I receive it. Thank you very much once again

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  • alexalexalex    Nov 3, 2018

    Good luck Sarah!

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  • Karl Aboud    Oct 28, 2018

    Sarah, good luck with your business, Karl (from Canada)

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  • Christine    Oct 26, 2018

    Good luck and many greetings from Germany

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  • Margaret    Oct 15, 2018

    Good luck Sarah with your new Mpesa business!

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  • Sarah    Oct 15, 2018

    Hallo, lenders! It has been an amazing time for the last 17 months I was servicing my loan though the economic conditions were worse, I am grateful I was able to repay all my loan at stipulated time and still have stocks in my cyber. This has really motivated me so much that I want to add another service in my shop (Mpesa services) I know and believe within the next 4 months my profits will double.
    This will also enable me adjust my repayment amount a bit higher so that I can complete my loan so soon.
    Thank you lenders and ZIDISHA family, its only that I lack words to use so that I can express my happiness. Long live ZIDISHA you are saved many in different ways.

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  • Sarah    Dec 14, 2017

    my payments are not being updated I have tried to use Support Tickets but not yet helped.
    My payment history since October 8th 2017, there is a technical error which picks two dates every payment day. I have also tried to reschedule it but in vain
    I am supposed to be paying kshs 3000 weekly, but since October 8th 2017 my loan repayment dates picks two dates every week which shows that I am supposed to be paying kshs 6000 per week which is so high, my payment history showing I am in arrears, I have tried to contact the support sticker section but they are unable to help me.
    I am not arrears and have repaid my loan promptly, is there a way you can adjust the dates to be once a week.
    see the below data I have copied from the payment history, for example starting Oct 8, 2017 the payments picks two dates continuously. I want to be paying kshs 3000 per week and not kshs 6000. I hope you will assist correct the dates appropraitely
    Oct 8, 2017 3,000 KES Oct 15, 2017 3,000 KES
    Oct 8, 2017 3,000 KES Oct 22, 2017 3,000 KES
    Oct 15, 2017 3,000 KES Oct 22, 2017 3,000 KES
    Oct 15, 2017 3,000 KES Oct 29, 2017 3,000 KES
    Oct 22, 2017 3,000 KES Nov 6, 2017 3,000 KES
    Oct 22, 2017 3,000 KES Nov 12, 2017 3,000 KES
    Oct 29, 2017 3,000 KES Nov 19, 2017 3,000 KES
    Oct 29, 2017 3,000 KES Nov 26, 2017 3,000 KES
    Nov 5, 2017 3,000 KES Dec 3, 2017 3,000 KES
    I hope you assist

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