Re-stocking iron sheets for my roofing supplies business

Samuel Njoroge

Mishomoroni, Kenya

100% paid forward



Samuel Njoroge

Member since

February 2015

On-time repayments

102 installments  •  85%

About Me

My name is Samuel Njoroge. I am a child of a single mother born in Muranga county in Kenya. I belong to Akorino sect which is known for strict adherence to the bible teachings. In this sect men are supposed to wear cover their heads with turbans and women should wear head-scarfs all the time. This explains my turban on the profile photo.

I grew up in Muranga - a typical African rural area where I attended both primary and secondary school. I did not go past secondary school since this was considered to be enough education then. At this point I had to make a choice of either remaining at home to do farm work with my mother or move to urban areas and look for a job, I choose the latter.

This landed me in Mombasa - about 600 kilometers away and and I only had about $5 remaining in my pocket. I knew nobody in this town and I had to think fast before depleting the my reserve of 5 dollars. I decided to buy sweets and biscuits with the money and started hawking them around the city. I would normally target long distance travelers who flock bus terminus. I would also target school children on their way home. All this time, I was sleeping in buses which were parked overnight but I had to part with a small amount of money for the drivers to allow me in.

This continued for a while and the business grew and I decided to start selling posters of international celebrities which proved to be very popular with people of all walks of life. This is what I am still doing but I now live in rented house which I pay from the profit that I make.

My Business

As mentioned above, I deal with selling of posters from door to door. I specialize with posters of celebrities like Rihanna, Lionel Messi, as well as famous football teams like Manchester United. I buy one poster for about $1 and sell it for $1.5. I also sell educational posters which are used as teaching aids in school.

This business earns me about $150 per month and this is the money I use to pay my bills as well as supporting my aging mother back home. I am also hoping to marry soon and start a family of my own.

I would like to open a stall in future where I do my sales instead of hawking my stuff as this is very tough and I experience a lot of harassment from local authorities because hawking is prohibited in some areas of the town.

Project Proposal

I will use the amount to add some iron sheets at my shop.. the standard length like 3mtrs,2.5myrs and 2mtrs also roofing nails and roofing accessories so customer get everything in the shop






Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jan 20, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $16.30




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  • Samuel Njoroge    Aug 24, 2022

    Dear members I take this opportunity to thank you all for funding my loan. This loan will help me to add roofing nails stock and rubbers washers. As I continue to give my customers good service without delay.thank you very much.

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Aug 10, 2022

    I take this opportunity to thank you to my backers for the support. The help from you have made my business to grow with high rate. My customers are happy because I give them better service on time. I believe and I know that together with your support I will go far.

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Jun 14, 2022

    First I take this opportunity to thank all Members for your generous support . The amount will help me to have roofing accessories in stock ..thank you

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  • Catherine Rimui    Jun 14, 2022

    All the best!

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Jun 11, 2022

    I think no one know how happy I am. The progress that am making through help from members of Zidisha will take me to another level of prosperity.being with people who understands the need of help from for stepping one step to another is miracle. After I got help from members now I supply roofing material without delay, and I get more referrals because of good services.and good services is because I have support from members..thank you very much

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Apr 12, 2022

    Dear my all time friend
    I am really grateful to you for helping me in my difficult time by lending me the money. The amount will help me to keep supplying my customers with roofing material at the right time. I will repay the amount at the right time. Thank you again for helping me and taking me out from such difficult situation.

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  • Jonathan Zulu    Apr 12, 2022

    Be faithful and committed

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Mar 11, 2022

    Good evening my friends, am glad I received my loan and am still supply ironsheets to my customers and friends, I want to thank you for your support because now I can do job Easley without finance problem s

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Mar 3, 2022

    Dear Members, I am very thankful to you for your favor that you showed by accepting my application, funding and approved my loan. I was in great need of money as look forward to give better service to my customers who want to be supplied with roofing iron sheets.thank you all.

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Feb 25, 2022

    Good morning. am happy the business is going well, customer are happy ,am delivering the ironsheets at Right time and also manage to place the oders of ironsheets at the same customer want because I have some money to add to customer deposit.. thank again for making our dreams come true

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Feb 25, 2022

    Hello Good people,am here again,am happy.the business is good.

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Feb 24, 2022

    When I go to factory to place the oder for my customers.. trust and honest always come first

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Feb 24, 2022

    It's my pressure to give my customers best service.. roofing ironsheets

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Feb 2, 2022

    Hello,Thank you..I received my loan and am happy to continue working with I can manage to give better service to my customers without delay.

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Jan 20, 2022

    Thank you Members. Now I will be able to add stock of few iron sheets in my stock . And some roofing accessories like roofing nails and rubbers washers... Than you for helping me make my dreams come true.

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  • John Mwangi    Jan 17, 2022

    Wish you success

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Jan 13, 2022

    Hello, am happy to say thank you for your support. Am doing well in business and the business is growing

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Dec 16, 2021

    Me at factory buying iron sheets for my customers

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