Computers to start an IT training center

Kenneth Buyeka

Bahati, Kenya

33% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Kenneth Buyeka

Member since

November 2012

On-time repayments

322 installments  •  61%

About Me

MY NAME IS KENNETH OSIMBO BUYEKA. i am from a family of eight ; i.e three brothers and five sisters. i live in Kenya at Nakuru adjacent to Bahati-Karunga. i started my primary education at st. lwanga primary school and later joined Kiamaina Secondary school for my secondary level. i later joined Weaver College Thika where i enrolled a Certificate in Computer Application Packages. after completing my college in certificate, i got employed at St. Lwanga primary school for a period of one year. i saved a small amount of money and and asked my parents to help with an idea; after deliberations, i started a small computer service business where i owned one computer and a printer i addition of a laminator. i did all this to help my family and support the living of my parents who are growing old. the small interest i get from my business i use it to support my brothers who are in college and also to cater for my living go ahead.

My Business

my daily income from my business do vary in that i can earn differently according to how many customers do present their work. i do deal with computer services such as computer typesetting, lamination, binding, printing, instant passports and cyber cafe. my customers prefer my business because the services i do offer to them is efficient and affordable compared to other competitors. this has enabled me to keep up my business. The higher risks that i do face in my business is when there are new machines in the market and am not able to go for them, also when the season changes, the job gets down thus making me to have some difficulties due to low profits generation, but this usually happens for only a short time and not always. another risk is the problems of power surges which do destroy my machines time to time thus making me to drain all what i had saved to purchase new machines to cater for my customers and business progression. but i have now invented a way out in solving the issue of power surges. I have managed to buy UPS to curb up the problem of power surges.

Loan Proposal

I will use this loan to buy three computers and a Binding machine to improve my business quality and efficiency, this will enable me to even start a computer training centre since there is none in my area of origin. I have been trying to put one training centre, but i have been having some problems of establishing a computer training centre, but now i can be able to buy 3 computers and combine with the other two to see me through this process. a binding machine also will be of great help since most of my customers do binding a lot in my business, this has given me challenge since i have only one binding machine, if can be able to buy one more, my work will be very easy.
Thank you lenders.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$923.17

Date disbursed

May 6, 2017

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

38 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $38.86

Lenders

nicole

Worcester, Ma, United States

Scott

Oregon, United States

MakeSense

-, St. Kitts and Nevis

MindMuse

Talking Rock, United States

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

A

Andy

Berlin, United States

paulclinton

malaga, Spain

O

Ohio

Ohio, United States

B

beckynagel

United States

B

bscent

Hong Kong

Laparo

Dusseldorf, Germany

Suman

Gold Coast, Australia

utdream

United States

melissapmeier

United States

M

mbarbier

United States

S

Stephan

Netherlands

T

thedan33

Czech Republic

John Prendiville

Portland, United States

WE

Wendy Emlyn

Devon, United Kingdom

PG

Paul Graham

United States

Arend Thorp

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Stephan W

Witten, Germany

BR

Bob Reus

Netherlands

RB

Ruth Brown

United States

Bart Vogelzang

Ladysmith BC, Canada

Ren

Minneapolis/StPaul, United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

VC

Victor Chong

United States

M

Mark

Toulouse, France, France

AV

Andrew van der Watt

Johannesburg, South Africa, United States

Salvatore Martello

New York, New York, United States

Emily

San Francisco, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

ML

miriam levine

United States

LP

Lydia Page

United States

Bruno

Vancouver, Canada, Canada

NS

Natalie Stone

United States

Mai Phuong Nguyen

Nashville, United States

Raoul

Germany

Claire Lewis

Wales Uk, United Kingdom

L

Lily

United States

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  • Wendy Emlyn    Feb 22, 2018

    Hello Kenneth.
    Are you able to make any more payments yet?
    God bless you,
    Wendy

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  • Wendy Emlyn    Oct 25, 2017

    Hello Kenneth.
    Are you able to increase your payments a little yet, to help you pay off this loan a bit quicker?
    God bless you,
    Wendy

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    • Kenneth Buyeka    Jan 13, 2018

      am trying my best to increase my weekly installments, but our country's economy got affected so much with the political climate, so every business got affected, but its now resuming to normal. as soon as things back to normal i promise to adjust.
      Thank you Wendy
      Go bless you

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    Sep 30, 2017

    There is political instability after the elections. This has greatly affected my business. But I know after we have done with it everything will be back to normal
    Thank you lenders

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    May 25, 2017

    i have some little issues with my business at the moment

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    May 6, 2017

    thank you lenders, i will use this loan to purchase a set of computers for an ICT training.

    Thank you

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    May 1, 2017

    thank you lenders, i will use this loan to buy a set of computers for training students. this will help me generate more profit for my business and help those people who would like to studu ict. thank you very much for the loan.

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    Apr 28, 2017

    Zidisha has impacted my life and community a greater height, the first loan Zidisha gave me i manged to buy small stock which adjusted it to another step. the second loan a bought a modern desk top and, the third loan i managed to buy a good copier which has improved my business. the profit i have attained from what zidisha has done in my business has made my life better and better. i have also managed to improve the community through hiring some youths especially when i have more job to do on contacts. I have also been able to invite new members to join zidisha and they have also improved the living standards of their families at large. i like my business because it makes me alot of profit especially the photocopy and lamination section. the profit is good and very happy to see that since am able to cater for my bills and expenses.

    my business in future;
    What am thinking about my business is that in the coming one year as per profit generation i will be shifting to a bigger room, since i will be having many job equipment as per strategic plan.
    Thank you so much Lenders.

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    Apr 19, 2017

    Hi lenders, the loan you gave me, i manged to Buy one computer for my business and also complete my little sisters fee in high school.
    thank you.

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    Apr 15, 2017

    thanks to all my lenders, i can't imagine where i am now if it wouldn't be you. may you live long to support more many upcoming businessmen. thank you

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    Mar 13, 2017

    i can afford to pay this amount as per profit projection.

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    Jan 13, 2017

    my business is improving at the moment. Thank you.

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    Nov 11, 2016

    Hi lenders thank you very much. my business is still doing well despite some challenges. thank you

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    Jul 6, 2016

    hi lenders thank you very much for supporting my business, i feel recovering now my business back to normal. my family's life has changed also to better now. thank you

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    May 5, 2016

    the business is a little bit down but i hope for the best. this is due to high taxes offered by the government in our area of specialization. thank you lenders.

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    Feb 15, 2016

    hi lenders, thank you very much for your support up to this moment. best regards.

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    Dec 9, 2015

    hi lenders the loan you offered to me i bought two desktops which are very fast, but am experiencing some low cash flow over this month of December since many clients are on holiday, but expecting the change to effect very fast, please comply. thank you

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    Nov 20, 2015

    hi zidisha, the loan you gave to me, i have already purchased two desktops plus a router. this will help me to increase my profit earnings and to serve my clients in a better and prompt manner . thank you.

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    Nov 17, 2015

    i will use this loan to purchase two modern desktops for my business, this will help me to have more customers to my business especially those who were looking for services somewhere else when my few computers are all busy. my profit will also increase to a greater %age. thank you very much lenders for your great support

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  • John Macharia    Nov 7, 2015

    Hi Kenneth Buyeka ,hope you are in good health .how is cafe business in bahati?

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    • Kenneth Buyeka    Nov 7, 2015

      hi john,am good,the business is good since the population sorrounding Bahati is great and massive of ITS from different Institutions. anyway courtesy is the key role in all business. thank you John. all the best and keep the good work up. bye

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  • Kenneth Buyeka    Nov 2, 2015

    the loan that i have completed has improved my business to another higher stage it has also made my sister who is at St. Peter's high school to pay her school fees and also my family has a good living standards and my neighbours too. thank you lenders and God bless you

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