Transport loan


Eldoret , Kenya

100% repaid




Member since

February 2017

On-time repayments

25 installments  •  92%

About Me

l am Gertrude Bett who is 30 years old. I am a young entrepreneur who lives in Eldoret, Kenya. I am from a single mother who has three children including me. My father died while we were small children. My mother had to raise us single handed without a source of income. I remember a lot of times we used to go without food. Completing school was even a bigger hurdle. I believe these are the reasons why I work so hard. I started my business from funds my relatives and friends contributed and that is why I appreciate help from others.

My Business

I deal with timber and timber products. I sell sawed timber to the building industry and also to local carpenters. In my timber yard I also make furniture at an order. I have a pick up truck that enables me to deliver products to my clients as an after sale service at a fee of course. My core business is the resale of timber which I purchase from saw millers. The challenge I face is for fuelling a lorry to deliver the timber to my yard. Which after buying the timber I remain with so little funds to cover all my costs. A little extra funds will go a long way in assisting my business.

Loan Proposal

In my line of business the most problems that I get is transport related. At times I get an order and the product is ready with the supplier but I don't get enough funds to meet transport related expenses. first, I have to book the lorry to facilitate permit to transport timber which is a law in Kenya and that requires money. Secondly ,I have to fuel the said lorry. In case I get an order abruptly ,the supplier can get me the goods but I would be defeated in obtaining a transport solution. This loan I am going to use to fuel and book such transportation needs that may arise.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Dec 22, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 weeks



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