Solar units for homes

Jonathan Zulu

Chipata, Zambia

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Jonathan Zulu

Member since

March 2015

On-time repayments

242 installments  •  67%

About Me

Am a Zambian, born and raised. Since my childhood I have always had an interest in technology and the environment. I took technical subjects during my high school years. I later went on to study computer studies and graduated.

My core values are to live at peace with all, do the best I can for the greater good and to take care of nature. Am pro green habits as I believe when we take care of our environment, nature will take care of us.

In my free time, I take on to play musical keyboard and I enjoy cycling. I also enjoy taking time out to see family/friends over the weekend.

My Business

My business is in Waste Management, has been a new venture away from what I studied in school more focused on information technology. I have worked with NGOs that focused on the well-being of target groups and finding better ways to improve their lives.

While working with these NGOs, I developed an interest in Bio-digesters technology and waste management. I joined a friend of mine who was already in the business of providing waste management service. We partnered, and now I managed to secure a contract with the local authority to service a community by providing them with waste management services.

We currently collect garbage from over 100 households and are looking to expand our outreach but are limited to vehicle logistics. We now hire and use one truck that makes three trips weekly as the area we collect from is wide. Most of our expenses are towards the hiring of the truck, we plan to buy a truck as the business grows.

I mentioned biodigester, this is the future product/service we plan to provide to the communities. We see biodigesters as a solution to help reduce throwing away of bio waste that can be put to good use of providing fuel to cook and lighting.

My dream is that the business will grow into a green solution provider.

Loan Proposal

My main area of focus is renewable energy. Am looking to intensify my solar business. Am looking to find and grow affordable renewable energy sources. This being my third loan, I have identified new areas/locations where there has been a show of interest for Solar devices.

I will use the loan to further my Solar business and also add other renewable technologies such as cooking stoves that use wood chips as bio fuel. I will be sourcing them from a local supplier as one of their agents.

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  • Jan de Wit    Feb 10, 2020

    This pitch was one of my first loans with Zidisha. I hope you have succeeded in helping people with their solar projects.
    I would like to lend you some money again.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$463.10

Date disbursed

Jun 11, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

44 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $12.42

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