Supply of basic school learning materials

Gilbert Onzere

Nakuru Shauri Yako Estate, Kenya

100% repaid



Gilbert Onzere

Member since

January 2014

On-time repayments

103 installments  •  91%

About Me

I am a Kenyan male aged 42years currently residing in Kivumbini, Nakuru.
I am married and i have a son.
I have a small shop within town and I supply general office stationery to individuals and at times schools.
I was in formal employment for a period of over ten years and after gathering the requisite experience, knowledge and with a small capital I started my own business.
I use the money generated from my business to grow the business as well as cater for my family's needs as I am the sole bread winner.
As well as take care of my family's day to day needs i use the money to fund my wives education at the campus and my sons education.

My Business

owing to the rate at which Nakuru and its environs are growing i require extra funding to enable me to expand my business to other towns and to also add on the stock i have.
i supply general school and office stationery i.e. Photocopy papers, computer cartridges, pens, laminators, toners, shredders, text books,etc.
I offer door to door delivery services for goods bought from me versus my competition who do not offer delivery services. My products are genuine as they are sourced from reputable suppliers as I believe in customer satisfaction.currently i have visited anear by highschool which stated not long ago and they have given me an order to supply scientific calculators ,set books for literature lessons(english) and fasihi(kiswahili) lessons and also want to stock more of the same in my shop becouse they are fast moving items so far and they are amust to any student in high schools with the kenyan education curriculum.

Loan Proposal

since the schools opened this year i had done marketing of my business and one of the high school near my place has given me an order for 18 pieces of scientific calculators ,several set books both in English and Kiswahili languages .i will use 133.691us dollars to purchase the calculator at the cost of 7.24158 us dollars each and the balance of 11.409 us dollars on text books .because am getting the materials direct from reputable suppliers they are offering me nice cash discount thus this is a boost to my business in terms of adding more stock from the profit that i will gain and i will be able to provide good services to my other clients too.i expect my profits to multiply by 3 times because currently as it is the government is the one controlling the prices on text books through the ministry of education and the school board has promised to offer me more work as they are still admitting more students .






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Feb 9, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

12 months



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  • Gilbert Onzere    Sep 18, 2018

    thank you my lenders ,my last loan made me a little bit stable for the time that i have been operating and at the moment i am in need of some cash for purchase of examination materials to supply to an institution for their lab in preparation for the coming KNEC EXAMS.

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  • Gilbert Onzere    Mar 10, 2015

    Hi my lenders,thank you so so much for having provided funds to me when i was in need.i was able to purchase the calculators and several learning materials and supplied .now they have made the payment and very soon ill be adding more of the items ready for the next supply.its great that i associated with you God bless you .

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  • Gilbert Onzere    Jan 28, 2015

    hallow my good lenders,thank you very much for allowing me serve my customers better at the time my service was needed. it made me get more becouse isupplied the educational materials on the moment my suppliers can give me materials on small credit becouse so far iv been doing well with them. ihave been able to pay for my wifes collage fee from the the same business and my familly is doing good. thanks alot

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  • Gilbert Onzere    Jan 13, 2015

    Happy new year,thank you very much my zidisha lenders even though it has been astruggle to get to hwere i am.i also thank GOD becouse he has lead me through without any major problem and ican promise that it has made progress both to my life and son has joined the next level in school,my wife is doing her last year at cumpus . may God bless my lenders once more .looking forward to working together again.

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