Purchase welding & grinding machines

Lydiah Maina

Karatina, Kenya

100% repaid



Lydiah Maina

Member since

January 2016

On-time repayments

223 installments  •  93%

About Me

My name is Lydiah Wanyara, 28 years old, a single . Am the first born in a family of four, born and raised in Nyeri county. I am self motivated and focused to achieve my goals. Am currently in autopaints sales and services business focused to support my 3 siblings.
I started my education in kerugoya primary then later joined Kabare girls. In 2012 i joined Karatina University for a degree course in Bachelor of commerce . For the past four years i have been offering autopaints sales and services a at Karatina town in Nyeri County. I use my business proceedings to support my siblings as well as maintenance in my business.

My Business

My business has two major sections. Autopaint sales and auto repair services. It is located at Karatina town, Nyeri Nairobi high way, next to Karatina stadium. As a way of giving back to the society I started auto repair training to youth in the community. we offer practical skills needed to the youth to enable them earn a living. This entails panel beating, spray painting and mechanic skills at a subsided cost. In addition i offer Auto paint sales to garages in karatina town. s my business niche focuses impacting skills to form four leavers as they wait to join colleges and other institutions.
My business goals include
1. To establish a profitable and sustainable business in autopaints
2. Offering the best Auto paint to customers.
3. To be the leading autopaint sales and services provider.
4. To reach out to 20 youths every year.

The business unit generates an average of 8000$ per year. Part of this income is used to support my family while the rest is used in the business as the working capital. The main challenge facing my business currently is limited space, inventory and equipment to match with upcoming technology.

Loan Proposal

Halloo lenders ,
Thank you,Once again i wish to thank you for your continued support am now on my second loan.
I kindly wish to request you to support me on purchasing the grinding and welding machines, i will be in a position to make doors, metal grills and gates. Also use the machine in also welding on vehicles that may need repair before painting is done.
This way the machines purchased will be able to offer job opportunities and also create a training ground for young entrepreneurs to learn the skills and gain experience.
Once the young entrepreneurs have gained the experience, they can be in a position to offer opportunities to others and also improve their living standards.





  • David    May 16, 2017

    Once again, I am extremely pleased to have been able to help a person that is doing good work for her community and paying off her loan efficiently.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jun 18, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

3 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $12.55



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