To add men's & children wear in my business

Elijah Gachanja

Nakuru Makao Center, Kenya

31% repaid



Elijah Gachanja

Member since

April 2014

On-time repayments

30 installments  •  20%

About Me

I am Elijah Gachanja,I live in Nakuru at makao center, I am married and blessd with 2 wonderful children,. I was born in 1974 I schooled at kariguini primary school nyeri.I dropped from school for luck on finances and started working in different construction sites as a casual laborer.In 2000,I ventured into the business world after I got married.I had to relocate from Eldoret to Nakuru in 2008 due to the post election violence that was in our nation.After much struggle I rejoined business 2yrs ago.

My Business

I started my business 2yrs ago, I sell second hard clothes within the outskirts of Nakuru, my business is located on the roadside behind Charismata church, ,on your way to town or cetral police Oginga Odinga road.
I need to add to my business men's and children wear to my business. Currently i am selling women wear.
I hope that my request to get this loan will be granted.
God bless you.

Loan Proposal

When I get this loan,it will help me improve on my retail used clothing in the following ways;,buying of men's cloths estimated at 50 dollars,buying of children's wear at 50 dollars..I'm happy that through this small loan I will be able to see some of the following, ,the expected benefit is likely to shoot up.The returns will then help expand my business and even employ other people.I need support because I can't afford single handed to meet full financial requirements of the business due to the increased costs of goods. this is attributed to the high standard of living in my country.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Nov 3, 2014

Repayment status


Projected term

7 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Lender interest: $99.84 at 6.28% annual rate over 7 months = $4.08

Service fee: $2.24




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  • Elijah Gachanja    Sep 25, 2022

    Because of my current financial status and I want to complete my payment as soon as I can.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    May 4, 2015

    After much struggle in my business due to relocation,now my business is doing well and I also started another different business to add to my now I'm baking cakes as I continue with my secondhand clothes business.Thank you for you patience.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Apr 6, 2015

    Thanks to all my lenders for being so patient with me when my business was not doing well due to relocation by our county government,Right now we are settled and my business has started to pick again and I believe within few weeks to my former repayment schedule.God bless you all.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Mar 17, 2015

    Currently my business is not doing very well but it's due to relocation of our businesses by the county government of nakuru so we've all been affected but one we will be through.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Mar 17, 2015

    Due to relocation of my bushiness by the county government of nakuru I wish to reduce my loan installment amount for a few weeks so that I can maintain my on-time payment.Note that this is a problem that has affected all those who had their kiosks within the town center but now we are almost settle.we have not been opening our business but I'm almost done rebuilding my kiosk.I hope you will understand my case but as soon as I'm done I'll get back to my former installment amount.

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  • BClay    Feb 10, 2015

    Hi Elijah, how is your business doing?

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Dec 24, 2014

    I've been having a problem in my business since our county government started building new kiosks for us.They are building better kiosks to replace the old ones and we will be back as soon as they are done.As soon as we are back I'll increase my payment.To this far this loan has helped me because despite having not sold for a couple of weeks I still have the stock that I added and that gives me hope that as soon as I'm back to my kiosk by next month all will be well Thank you in advance.

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  • bconrad    Dec 1, 2014

    Dear Lenders,

    Due to a data entry error, a payment from Elijah on November 21st was entered multiple times erroneously. Once this error is fixed in our system, the funds in your lender accounts will decrease accordingly. We apologize for this error and any inconvenience it causes you!

    Thank you,
    Bayle, Country Liaison Manager

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Nov 7, 2014

    I've already received the first bunch of the children wear that I ordered after receiving my loan and will start selling them tomorrow.Thank you all for causing my dream come true.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Nov 6, 2014

    Hello friends thank you for funding my loan application,now I've already ordered,for the children's wear and I'll be displaying them tomorrow.thanks to you all you are so special to me.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Oct 2, 2014

    Thank you for your contribution in support of funding my loan are a blessing to me and you always give me hope to continue.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Sep 7, 2014

    With only 8 days remaining,I still believe that this time you will be part of those who will fund my loan application.Make a decision to fund you all.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Sep 5, 2014

    Everyday gives me hope of a better future when I think of your generous contribution towards improving someone's life.You people you are just amazing and my you continue in the same spirit and God will surely bless you.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Sep 5, 2014

    I take this chance to appreciate all who have been contributing to fund my loan application.I'm fully convinced that this time I'll get a 100% funding and this will change my business as well as my life for the better.Thanks to all zidisha lenders,you are very special people.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Aug 31, 2014

    Friends!you relay gave yourselves to funding my last loan application but time expired before we attained out goal.I appreciate your efforts and God bless you.I believe this time we are going to make it a 100%.Thank you in advance to all who will be part of make this happen.You mean alot to me.Love you all.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Aug 30, 2014

    Thank you for being so supportive
    I believe we can do it again and together we can make a 100%.I love you all and you mean alot to me.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Aug 29, 2014

    Dear friends,thank for you support,I've only two days to meet the deadline,I appreciate you efforts to fund me and may God bless you I believe that it's not too late for my loan to be funded 100%,I believe you can be one of those who will make my dream come true by funding the 77% remaining.God bless you.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Aug 28, 2014

    Thank you friends for funding my loan application.I praying for you and for those who will fund me for the remaining part that you all God will bless you.

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Aug 25, 2014

    Thanks to all of you who have been supporting me with your finances.I believe this time my loan will be funded a 100%God bless you

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  • Elijah Gachanja    Aug 11, 2014

    Thank you and may God bless you for your contribution.This project will change not only my life but even the lives of others for a better future.

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