Purchase sewing machines towards women financial independenc

Luke Pete

Nairobi, Kenya

3% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Luke Pete

Member since

November 2016

On-time repayments

34 installments  •  3%

About Me

I grew up in the rural areas of Kano plains in Kisumu county. I am a graduate from the University of Nairobi with 2nd upper hons in Bcomm Finance. Finding a job in our country has never been that easy but that does not mean we shouldn't think outside the box and thrive to achieve our goals.
I am a lover of fashion and so I have been doing fashion events hosting designers and help them to showcase their products to the general public at large. This journey has not been easy but I have always managed to rise above the storms that come with it.
My greatest ambition came to life when I once heard someone talk about brands that last, and he said that the "brands that last are those that touch people's lives". This is when I decided to take my fashion events to the next step and the business "Cherehani" was born.
In my home village we do live as a community and we really go well by the saying of sharing is caring, we are our brothers and sisters keepers in all and everything that we do. It makes life to look so easy and full of fun without any struggles.
My children, I guide them through life and when the time comes when they will be mature enough, I t will be my joy to see them make informed decisions on what their real passion would be in whatever they would want to venture into, they shall have my full backing and support. Right now all Ihave to do is to help shape and create that path for them.
I am really passionate about fashion and love to support and help grow women of the society, because in that way women form a backbone to our development and growth to a great extent.

My Business

Purchase of sewing machines for women empowerment.

Loan Proposal

Having started Cherehani organization in 2014, it has since grown to realizing its purpose of helping women gain financial stability through the issuance of sewing machine to the less fortunate women in the marginalized regions in Kenya.
Raising this loan would go far in helping another 15 members in the Cherehani program realize their dream of attaining self independence financially through receiving a sewing machine to help them set up a business enterprise.
We plan to buy 15 sewing machines each valued at a cost of USD 95. These shall be given to 15 women who shall thereafter use them to generate revenue through workmanship and pay for them later in installments to settle the cost. By this time this woman will be establishing thriving business units and in return get their financial independence as they will now be having a running business. They can therefore even amongst themselves get to borrow money to expand and grow their own business via the revolving fund option that they are entitled to join in the Cherehani plan.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$1,440.69

Date disbursed

Apr 11, 2017

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

7 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $60.21

Lenders

johnfay

Lusaka, Zambia, South Africa

Lauren Rosenbaum

Washington, DC, United States

Andre

Hamburg, Germany

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Sander

Borsbeek, Belgium

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hickorynut

Hickory, United States

A

adwatson

Milan, MI, United States

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Lunatoon

Grants Pass, United States

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popeye

Cibolo, United States

Tuomas

Helsinki, Finland

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Rotterdammer

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Jurjen

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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pieces15

Grand Falls-Windsor, Canada

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Houdini314

Elwood, United States

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PaulDC

Washington, DC, United States

yeahboi78

Alexandria,LA, United States

SteveW

Birmingham, United States

A

aliasadsj

Queens, NY, United States

E

evanglend

Arlington, United States

S

simranandtyler

London, Ontario, Canada

K

Kumaran&Thea

London, United Kingdom

K

kipwhite

California, United States

S

Sonja

London, United Kingdom

E

eljama

Chapel Hill, United States

N

ningli

Charlotte, NC, United States

K

Kollegah

Munich, Germany

jmsquared

Seattle, United States

A

Alsyf

Sydney, Australia

Jannon

Huntsville, United States

I

Icegirl531

Inuvik, Canada

eaganlender

Kalamazoo, United States

F

fisaire

Ithaca, United States

C

CharlyM

KL, Malaysia

M

Melanie

Raumati South, New Zealand

S

StephenMichael

Burlington, United States

T

Talex

Nürnberg, Germany

chrsve46

Stockholm, Sweden

R

RosieLea

columbus, United States

J

JG2012

Brooklyn, United States

R

robandcasey

JOHNS ISLAND, United States

WormaldTSG

Rydalmere, Australia

E

EnhanceLife

Heber City, United States

M

mkfiddler

Santa Barbara, United States

W

wogman

Evanston, United States

I

Ilona

St Catharines, Canada

L

lender

Dubuque, United States

Jalene

Redmond, Oregon, United States

dtsuji59

Brampton, Canada

RoryWitt

San Diego, United States

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

S

silsley

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

T

tjgiving

Oakland, United States

D

djschin

Heber City, United States

R

Rachel

Vernon, Canada

Vintagebeeinc

Youngsville NC, United States

C

CloCkWeRX

Rosewater, Australia

Vla911

Milan, Italy

B

Britteva

Oslo, Norway

K

KnutG

Bergen, Norway

Y

Yecats

New York, United States

Longhorn

Austin, United States

J

jasontoheal

Geraldton, Australia

W

WenShiDi

mobile, China

W

Walter01

Kingston, Canada

S

Serene

Philadelphia, United States

Erika

Calgary, Canada

Z

ZacJ89

RIverside, United States

U

urtica

Moscow, United States

C

Carlos

Barcelona, Spain

A

Afely

Heringsdorf, Germany

E

Evanstia

Lakewood, United States

tonnyschonewille

Maastricht, Netherlands

meyerraf

Cedar Rapids, United States

M

Mountainmanduy

San Jose, United States

H

Hal86

Sava, Italy

T

Travelover

Northville, United States

P

pvranas

Boulder, United States

G

Gdrvasc

Frederick, United States

S

sgunnink

Utrecht, Netherlands

A

Armeij

Veendam, Netherlands

D

dmartink

Maryland, United States

L

lobotommy

OSLO, Norway

Walterlo

West Hollywood, United States

C

Csquared

United States

S

Smadori0

United States

B

Berkeley100

Berkeley, CA, United States

A

axienjii

Amsterdam, United Kingdom

MalcolmL

San Francisco, United States

J

juniormint

United States

V

vkodai

United States

D

DanielH

United States

G

GayleR

United States

K

kanderson321

Beaverton, United States

SimonD

Lincoln, Uk, United Kingdom

M

mjgoldsmith

United States

L

Linda

United States

G

GMB2014

United States

T

tmarkus

Netherlands

A

AnnaLou

Switzerland

M

Microfinance

United States

R

reganbrian

United States

K

KiraDee

United States

I

irela

United Kingdom

M

maddierae93

United States

Jessosix

Perth, Australia

P

Pragathi

United States

L

Leong

Singapore

stephen sontag

Narragansett, United States

VS

Vajean Stan

Mangalia, Czech Republic

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MatzeFR

Frankfurt, Germany

D

Doug

Baltimore, United States

HC

Howard Cheng

New York City, United States

B

Byron

United States

M

Morange

Republic of Korea

Daniel

Berlin, Germany

KW

Kevin Wehber

United States

Glenn K

Victoria, Canada

NF

Nina Forsberg

Sweden, Greece

N

Nadine

Düsseldorf, Germany

Kristin Rhodes

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

JR

John Ryabik

United States

MH

Matt Harris

United States

E

Elliott

United States

MR

Michiel Rauws

San Francisco, Netherlands

K

Kevin

Australia

JT

Jane Tompsett

United Kingdom

J

Jeff

United States

Tobias

Frankfurt, Germany

SC

Scott Charter

United States

Alicia

United States

S

Sean

Phoenix AZ, United States

R

Roanna

Alberta, Canada, Canada

SH

Steven Huntington

London, United Kingdom

Strong

Netherlands

AL

Aley Lira

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Noah

United States

J

Julie

United States

Ronda Lindsay

Coquitlam,, Canada

M

Michele

United States

R

Rachel

United States

V

Vasil

Belarus

ED

em degu

United States

LS

Leah Stemeroff

Toronto, Canada, Canada

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

Curious Customs

Austin, Texas, United States

TK

Thomas Kramer

Canal Winchester, United States

M

Maddie

Sydney, Australia

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Anonymous

United States

K

Katie

United States

A

Aaron

United States

D

darienfo

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

Jack Sonntag

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Anonymous

United States

D

dsf

United States

CN

Craig Newmark

United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

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Anonymous

United States

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Steve

United States

L

Laea

Canada

Kelsey Lesko

San Francisco, United States

Nick

United States

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