Raising school fees for my studies

Kiplangat Kemboi

Bomet, Kenya

4% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Kiplangat Kemboi

Member since

December 2014

On-time repayments

347 installments  •  87%

About Me

My Names are Titus Kemboi Kiplangat, a married man living in Embomos ,Konoin . I went for computer engineering course in Nairobi where i acquired some IT skills that i thought later will help me due to the passion i had for computer studies. After the completion of my course, I worked as a computer laboratory technician in one of the colleges in Kenya where i gained a practical and hands on experience. but afterward i decided to diverse my education by joining a university and pursued Accounting course. After completion i worked in one of the largest micro finance where i was qualified be advanced with the loan which could necessitate entrepreneurial financing in order to exploit the expertise IT and earn a living thereof and i managed to open a small cyber cafe in the nearby town in 2011. However small it was i could feel that I am satisfied with it. due to growing needs by the people, I realized that the market niche that could be exploited.

Currently I yearn to increase the capacity of my output could be way of sourcing fund externally.
Should I get a well wisher to further gear the business I believe I shall be able to exploit the potentiality existing in the area.

My Business

My business is in line with my career of information technology, having well understood the industry I decided to do it as a business to boost my livelihood.
I ventured into the business because of the demand in the area. it started in the year 2011 In bomet town (nearby town) out of what I had saved from my previous employment salary where I had only one computer for the administrator and a printer alongside and a workforce of only one personnel. The administrator could sometimes allow the client use his desk top when there was no work which I felt embarrassing and I saw need to expand the business a bit to accommodate all my clients without sharing resources. .
Due to steady rise in demand, I was forced to increase the computers to enable my client served better. I added two more computer and consequently hired one more personnel, and at that moment I could net in KSH 20,000 a month having paid the operating expenses.
When I joined Zidisha, I was able to by some few computers and good printer in 2016 which is serving the business very well. Currently I yearn to increase the capacity of my output could be way of sourcing fund externally.
With outbreak of COVID-19, it presented opportunities to cyber businesses. I have been having many clients doing their jobs online, attending meeting and classes for students. I feel embarrassed to see customers queuing or sharing a computer. As a result, I need to acquire more computers to accommodate them.

Project Proposal

I have been passionate about pursuing my studies. I cleared my Undergraduate in 2013 and Masters in 2017. I registered for Doctoral program in business but was unable to continue with studies due to lack of fees. I am required to pay an amount of Ksh. 117,000 per academic year.
I am now fundraising to be able to finance my studies.
Having having a cyber cafe', I will channel the proceeds from the business towards clearing this loan.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$665.39

Date disbursed

Sep 9, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $31.64

Pay It Forward contribution: $107.59

Backers

Tavin

Ottawa, Canada

Samuel Karimi

Githurai 45 Ruiru Constituency, Kenya

Antony Ngugi

Rongai, Kenya

JA

Jorge Alagon

Munich, Germany

Nelly Mungai

Ruaka Town, Kenya

Jan de Wit

Utrecht, Netherlands

Wendy

Los Angeles, United States

Paul Smithson

Leeds, United Kingdom

SH

Steven Huntington

London, United Kingdom

Samuel Mwangi

Nairobi, Kenya

Stephen Ogweno

Kogeche Village, Kenya

Ed

Howells, United States

Solomon Kebeney

Mutwot, Kenya

M

Margaret

United States

Japheth Owendho

Narok, Kenya

JH

Joseph Hwang

Houston, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

Charles Karanja

Rwathia, Kenya

ML

Monty Lewis

United Kingdom

Fredrick Mwenje

Mbale, Kenya

Laban Msagha

Mombasa, Kenya

Fauzia Mohammed

Malindi Kenya, Kenya

Kipkorir Sigei

Kaptulwa, Kenya

Patrick Oraguchu

Kenyenya, Kenya

Ahmad Anadif

Tulungagung, Indonesia

Joost

Noord Brabant, Netherlands

Nicholas Kiambati

Nairobi, Kenya

Evans Kariuki

Nairobi , Kenya

Kipyegon Ngetich

Nairobi, Kenya

Brian Wamocho

Kitale, Kenya

Samuel Oniyide

Egbeda, Lagos, Nigeria

BR

Benard Raburu

Nairobi, Kenya

MN

Mark Ngoloma

Nairobi, Kenya

Edwin Ochieng

Nairobi, Kenya

SO

Samuel Otoo

Asamankese, Ghana

EG

Erik G

Switzerland

C

Cathy

United States

Samuel Gambaa

Accra, Ghana

Martin Barasa

Nairobi, Kenya

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