Study dream come true

George

Muthwani, Kenya

20% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

George

Member since

November 2016

On-time repayments

305 installments  •  78%

About Me

My life has been interesting and full of hardships.On finishing my primary school my mum could not get fees to take me to secondary school and she tried her way best to get help. Certainly,she was able to find a school for me at Nairobi by name Aga Khan High. The principal agreed to sponsor my education because he could see my potential. Almost before the end of the year he was transferred and I had a fee balance of USD 240 for third term. Unfortunately I didn't seat for my end of year exam and had to travel in rural area having no more hope.I was then able to work as a heardsmen for a year to raise school fees.I worked for USD7 per month for 9 months.I prayed .Luckily as I was set to go back to school the government introduced free secondary school project but we catered for our food feeding program and development of the school. I then successfully enrolled in a rural secondary school in form two which I ended up finishing and got the government higher education sponsorship where its expected of you to pay a minimum total of USD 300 yearly for four years depending on degree program enrolled.The struggle continued on joining university where I paid school fees for myself by hawking roasted and fried peanuts both cooked from the school hostel. I also worked in a construction company paid USD 3 per day on my free days on class timetables and weekends.I learnt a lot from my hardships .I almost stayed for a year without buying clothes.I had occasions clothes and daily use clothes so that I could look decent.I was lucky enough to get supply contract in local supermarkets. I quit this business after finishing higher education and invested on a long term Retail Shop at a local area which has the capability of operating 24 hrs and have been able to employ two people who work on shifts. Am currently an employee in a cyber security company. It seems impossible until is done. I always feel I have a debt to pay. I need to find a way to be able to help those in need. By inviting trustworthy needy people to Zidisha I will have helped dozen and their families too.

My Business

I currently run different businesses . I have a retail stores dealing with food stuffs and fast food and recently opened a cereal stores and is doing very well. I also sell on both wholesale and retail roasted peanuts and peanut butter from my rental house. I am also working in an IT firm with capability of working 24 hrs on shifts. From my retail stores I can get around USD 1000 after all deductions monthly. From my recently opened cereal stores I can get up to USD 400 after all deductions per month. From my peanuts business I get USD 50 profit Per sales day. From my full employment I am paid senior staff salary which is averagely between USD 1800 to USD 2500 per month. Tax is however taking it's lee way. I use my profits some times as savings, others I pay school fees for my daughters, sometimes pay salaries to my employees and support church activities including tithe and also helping the needy in our society. I now intend to pursue a Master of Science in Cyber Security in United States based university through taking a student loan, scholarship and graduate assistantships. Looking forward for a beautiful future after working in an IT consultant firm for over 6 years.

Project Proposal

Hello lenders, backers and friends. I hope you all doing well. I have enjoyed and felt at peace anytime I come to you to request for funding. And this time I am overwhelmed with joy in pursuit for my masters degree. This is really a dream come through, a thing I have yearned for for the last 7 years since I graduated in 2016. I had researched and tried several options including discussing my my employer on a way forward on how to acquire my masters. I have done all certifications I could but they never made the impact I needed. I have realized without a master's degree you can't get past the C level. Time has come. I am now officially admitted to a Ms in IT Auditing and Cyber Security. This comes with a merit based scholarship. I have personal finding in terms of a student loan. It is that time to make a move this Fall. I hereby request for a loan to finish up with my studies. Below is a breakdown on how I plan to spend the cash. I am qualified for a loan of 184,000KES and I converted it to appr. 1415 USD.
350USD For Sevis Fees
185USD For US Visa Fees
500USD For Temple University enrollment deposit.
700USD For housing deposit

I am aware the sums are more. I will be topping up from my saving account to make this a successful venture.
I look forward to successful funding and great interaction with my backers, lenders and friends on this noble project. Your advise is highly respected and feel free to reach out to me anytime through my public wall.

Feedback

2

None

None

  • Isabella    Dec 7, 2017

    It all sounds very exciting, George!

    Log in to reply • Share
  • Mary    Nov 9, 2017

    George is an excellent Zidisha Borrower. I would recommend lending to any of his loans!

    Log in to reply • Share


Loading...

Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$1,340.00

Date disbursed

Apr 26, 2024

Backers

JTShorty

Gorham, Maine, United States

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

Framework Eyewear

Utrecht, Netherlands

Akirahugo

Dortmund, Germany

T

Trish

Hong Kong

Tam Thao Nathan

United States

JH

Joseph Hwang

Houston, United States

Ryan Agnew

Australia

RA

Ray and Abram

Melbourne, Australia

A

Anonymous

United States

Jesus Figueres

Valencia, Spain

A

Anonymous

Netherlands

A

Anonymous

United States

A

Anonymous

United States

A

Alistair

United Kingdom

WT

Wade Tracy

United States

Ask George a question about this project, share news and photos of your own, or send a simple note of thanks or inspiration.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...