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Wilson Wasonga

Kisumu, Kenya

100% repaid



Wilson Wasonga

Member since

June 2018

On-time repayments

108 installments  •  65%

About Me

About Me

Mr name is Wilson Wasonga and love books from my young age and have been small scale books seller in Kenya. I have a family with children and now 38 years old Living in my own build house after saving some cash for the last ten years. With my goal to being financial independents i want now to concentrate in building t my mission. 
So i decided to get some funds to help me reach my goal in the next five years.
Born and raised in Kenya, have gone to education up to college level and in the books business experience of ten years, I request for the consideration to help me reach my dream of opening school supermarket by the end of 2022. 

my major aim is to help those who cannot afford school products in learning days by renting them the used and new school books and stationary at a fees so that their children and themselves can get the required learning materials.

My Business

My Business

Am a books-man and that is how my business is referred in Kenya [Ruiru Books]

I started my business in 2008 after the Kenyan went to election, with my little money of $4. I open a stall and have been struggling with it for over the years giving me small income where I keep others and restock the remaining. 
Its is a challenging business because it has some peak months in January, February, April, August and December. so that is the time i get good business while part of the months the business provide availability to survive on. So as i approach the season I wanted to get some cash to make it viable by the end of the year.
in good times it generate even an income of $450 or $600, but buy the lower sides it can generate between $300 and $400.

For now I have one employee together with my wife who help me to cater for the business.
As I conclude, the new line in business has now push me to apply for a helping hand in this line as our country has now introduced a new curriculum which has resulted into part of the business.

Loan Proposal

I will use the cash to buy calculators for school which goes for $4 a piece due to schools in kenya many students need to use them in exams so i will be able to sell them at $6 a piece which will result to some profits to the business, then i will reduce the parent and student in looking for calculators as i will bring them to my store.
As the time goes by i will have to get a person responsible in the department so that i can emphasis on other area so creating employment to other people.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Nov 22, 2018

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $2.55

Credit risk payment: $16.87


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  • Wilson Wasonga    Jun 29, 2022

    I have been on home medical but now back on job for over a while so decide to start payments

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  • Wilson Wasonga    May 5, 2021

    Am back from longtime medical recovery

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  • Beatrice Wangare    May 3, 2021

    Wilson Said,that he will soon clear the outstanding balance.

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  • Beatrice Wangare    Mar 24, 2021

    He said that he resume paying his instalment as soon as possible.

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  • Wilson Wasonga    Feb 7, 2021

    Medical issues

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  • Lilian Kimko    Feb 7, 2021

    Non of the reference or wilson is picking their calls.. will try again later

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  • Wilson Wasonga    Jan 14, 2021

    Waking up from medical complications.

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  • Christine E Graham    Jan 11, 2021

    Good morning, Wilson, thank you for your repayment posted on January 9th.

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  • Wilson Wasonga    Dec 4, 2020

    Back from sickness downfall and starting over

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    • Christine E Graham    Jan 5, 2021

      Hello and good afternoon, Wilson, I am glad to hear that your health has improved, thank God. Thank you for your repayment on January 3rd, God bless you and your business.

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  • Wilson Wasonga    Nov 24, 2020

    Hope, all is well, been in medical situation for long now fine, for both my wife, son and i and the situation got worse, but thanks God, from then i promise to commit payment weekly from 26 November 2020 until finish the loan. Sorry for inconvenience. Will update the payment due to will not be able to pay intended amount. God bless

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  • Timothy Ayemba    Nov 13, 2020

    I talked to community leader to pass the message to Wasonga because he couldn't be reached.

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  • Wilberforce Okelo    Sep 28, 2020

    I have called Wilson,he couldn't be reached, I had to call one of his referees to pass him the repayment message.

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  • Wilson Wasonga    Sep 5, 2020

    Medical situations

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  • Wilberforce Okelo    Aug 25, 2020

    I havea gain called Mr. Wilson, he's improving and he has promised to be on track with his payment by tomorrow on 26th August,2020

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  • Wilberforce Okelo    Aug 10, 2020

    Mr. Wilson he is undergoing financial problem and his health is deteriorating too.

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  • Wilson Wasonga    Jul 25, 2020

    Having medical situations for over a year now.

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  • Wilberforce Okelo    Jul 24, 2020

    I have again called Wilson today, he still proves to be difficult by not picking calls. Also some of his referees are not responding.

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  • Wilberforce Okelo    Jul 20, 2020

    I have called Wilson today, he's proving to be so cunning by not picking calls. I had to call some of his referees but they were offline & others didn't pick too.

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  • Wilberforce Okelo    Jul 16, 2020

    I have been in touch with Wilson, he said he's going to pay his instalment due for two weeks by today. That's 151 by 2wks...Ksh 302

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  • Wilberforce Okelo    Jul 11, 2020

    I have called Wilson Wasonga, he is committed to be on track soon as in the meantime he's experiencing financial difficult.

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