College fee for my wife & school fees for my children

Peter Odongo

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Peter Odongo

Member since

August 2015

On-time repayments

273 installments  •  86%

About Me

Life hasn't been easy for me since childhood as I did loose my parents at a young age when I was 4 and 6 year s old thats my father was the first then mom later.I have lived with well wishers who took me in for the better part of my early life but life took a bad turn when all the help was stopped by my guardian he decide to concentrate on his family because he had no more cash to support me and my siblings.This affected my education as I had to resit my kcpe in 2003 because there was no money to take me to high school.I made it,to high school the following year but I later dropped out as it was hard for me,to cop up.I came to Nairobi to look for my sister but ended up looking for construction work I knew all was lost but God heard my prayer thats when I met another friend Reagan who taught me computers after a short while he sponsered me to go back to school in 2011 which I took but it was never easy but God saw me through with a C+ inKCSE 2013 at the age of 25. Reagan saw in me what I couldn't even see myself the brain to grasp in class even after 7 years the last time I touched books my goal was to go to high school and I made it but I had to sit with students younger than me.I was a dad they were not I had to stoop low to fit this made me a laughing stock They laughed at me but I made it through.i made them understand that life is all about giving yourself to what you believe in. Due to my efforts to get educated am the most educated in our family and still want to go far .i still want to go on to university but I cant . Before going back to school I knew I had left a family back my wife and two beautiful kids I need to take care of them.I would want my children to never have to endure what I went through and I can only do that if am financial stable.when am not busy thinking about life I love playing soccer and am also good at it

My Business

Am employed with a minimum salary of 260 dollars and this together with my small business I intend to expand and make a bigger impact. This year though it has been hard to make it business wise I managed to get a good performance of my agriculture project of which am waiting to harvest in due time. I shifted to agriculture because it provides a better ready market . Kenya generally consumes maize meal as the most preferred food .The market is vibrant but I intend to store my produce and supply to schools early next year.

Loan Proposal

First I will use 300 US dollars on Tiffany and Travis as follows: a) 200 US dollars for her fee 2 terms
b) 100 US dollars for uniform and stationary
The remaining amount will cater for my wife's computer college which will be roughly 200 US dollars depending on exchange rate.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$541.71

Date disbursed

Jan 13, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

13 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $22.33

Lenders

L

Lenah

Vert Saint Denis, France

Cloudways

Malta, Malta

J

Johannes

Pirmasens, Germany

Treesforpeople

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

A

AniaC

Melbourne, Australia

L

luckiestmonkey

United States

M

mbarbier

United States

LJ

United States

V

Vivek

Arlington, VA, United States

PG

Paul Graham

United States

JM

Jo McDonnell

United Kingdom

IH

Isaac Hileman

United States

PO

Patti Ortega

United States

K

Katka

St Albans, United Kingdom

KirstenAlana

Los Angeles, United States

Ramon Maghsoudi

San Francisco, United States

J

Jon

United States

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

WC

Walter Clarke

Phoenix, United States

JH

Joseph Hwang

Houston, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

P

Peter

Australia

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