Solar system installation

Ian Okumu

Nakuru, Kenya

13% paid forward



Ian Okumu

Member since

November 2018

On-time repayments

24 installments  •  92%

About Me

I am Ian Okumu from Kenya,a student trying to improve people's lives around me and myself. Am from Western Kenya and I love it here. Am currently almost done with tertiary education and can't wait to venture further into life's horizons.

My Business

I do fast food business selling cakes and french fries .I love my job, taking small steps and offering the best service I can to my customers. I started my business in 2018 with the little I had and was inspired by Robert Koyasaki's book "rich dad poor dad" and I have never looked back. Am eager to grow and inspire others.

Project Proposal

High cost of electricity is a big impediment to success of any business that runs on it. With your help I seek to purchase a solar panel and a battery for lighting and power one of my cooking equipment. This will thus help in lowering the input cost and increase my profits.





Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

May 27, 2023

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $9.66

Pay It Forward contribution: $9.66

Optional expediting fee: $11.58


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  • Ian Okumu    May 27, 2023

    I will purchase a solar panel, later on add other batteries to increase the voltage and capacity of use with more electricity consuming appliances.
    This will help lower my electricity bill which is currently so high and unsustainable for the running of the business and shall be a worth investment
    Thanks alot for your contribution, I hope to repay on time with the proceeds gotten from my earnings

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  • Ian Okumu    Mar 11, 2023

    I decided to purchase an electric fryer,chips cutter and microwave which have really helped in boosting sales

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  • Ian Okumu    Dec 13, 2022

    I will add more foods to the menu, thanks alot.This will help increase my income.I'll buy more potatoes and wheat flour.

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  • Ian Okumu    Dec 2, 2022

    Am gradually increasing my profits and am thinking of expanding further and employ more personel

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  • Ian Okumu    Oct 14, 2022

    Thanks for your support.I will add more stock and this will help increase sales.I appreciate

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  • Ian Okumu    Oct 7, 2022

    To grow myself and people around me I decided to start a bakery business, specialising in baking cakes. I have been able to make sales and am gradually growing. I ask for your support to expand further by buying more baking equipment and stock, I appreciate your support.

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  • Ian Okumu    Sep 22, 2022

    I was able to buy a second hand cooker/oven for baking,I hope to grow my business and make more money to improve my life and those around me.I hope to venture later into other businesses because I believe I can make a difference in my life.Thanks to you who funded me and I wish you well

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  • Ian Okumu    Sep 6, 2022

    Thanks a lot for supporting my business,I received the funds,I wish you a long fulfilling life.

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