Roofing material and accessories

Samuel Njoroge

Mishomoroni, Kenya

100% paid forward



Samuel Njoroge

Member since

February 2015

On-time repayments

113 installments  •  81%

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 be able to give customers quick and better services like delivering the materials at the Right time without delay, I will be able to stock 32gauge irons sheet at my store also to stock






Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Nov 15, 2022



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  • Samuel Njoroge    Jan 19, 2023

    To the members thank you very much.i will buy extra money ten I buy the car to help me supply roofing materials. Thank you

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  • Benjamin Njoki    Jan 16, 2023

    All the best way in your business.

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  • Emmanuel Kibor    Jan 15, 2023

    Hop it will Help

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  • Ronnick Nachok    Jan 10, 2023

    You have invested in me and my rabbit farm. This is a thank for that those contributions you have made to me.

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  • Ian Chikwete    Jan 10, 2023

    All the best

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Jan 7, 2023

    To my dear friends once again am here to say thank have been there for me.your support can openly seen by many because what I have been doing in business field. My business is doing great.. now I want to buy a small pick-up to deliver goods to customer instead of hiring one..

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Nov 15, 2022

    Thank you member's my loan is fully funded, now I will be able to continue with roofing material supply also pay back the loan

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  • Ahmad Mokhsinin    Nov 13, 2022

    Add funds, success for you

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  • Ren    Nov 13, 2022

    If your loan doesn't fully fund, I encourage you to try again!

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  • Benard Ekuwom    Nov 6, 2022

    Samuel that’s what I can contribute,,your credit score is good and trustworthy,,
    Stay safe and blessed

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  • Hendra Tanuwijaya Hendra    Nov 1, 2022

    I added hope it's useful

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Nov 1, 2022

    Hello Friends. as you know how you have been helping me time to time. am greatfull from bottom of my heart. The loan has helped me to win customers I have been getting more referral from customer who I supplied roofing sheet and accessories.thank you very much for making my business go strong.

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  • Samuel Njoroge    Oct 17, 2022

    One of the thing that makes me happy is that the members of zidisha are very honest..they give me chance to do business without stress...and really happy..thank you members

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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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