Unique bible events booklets

Jonathan Zulu

Lusaka, Zambia

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Jonathan Zulu

Member since

May 2015

On-time repayments

226 installments  •  91%

About Me

My name is Jonathan Zulu (Snr), born on 25-11-56. At that time, education was free and inclusive school requirements. I have no idea of who bought my school uniform. All I know is that there was no-one who volunteered to look after me because of which,I was an orphan, I grew up and stayed with many people from primary school up to secondary school. I worked hard and very good at school and that earned me favor and favor saw me through to the end.
Many people that I put up with loved farming and gardening, and I began loving agriculture activities as years went by. When I was done with college and started to work, I also started to look for land on which to do farming and keeping livestock. I am glad, to be on the farm now although, because of lucking finances, little farming activities using hoes is done and vegetables for household consumption are grown and watered by watering canes.
The land on my farm plot is very good for poultry, animal keeping and fertile for agriculture. The community is mixed people of mixed cultures but we get along well with all the farmers near to us.
I love listening to international news and events round about. I love going to church and helping the needy. Also do a lot of pre-marital counseling project ideas to young people.

My Business

I am currently keeping village chickens because I am not able to meet the cost of feed for broilers,due to that fact that an a retired printer by profession. I have just trans-planted some vegetables, tomatoes and onions on a smaller scale. I earnestly hope that, one day my garden and farming activities will be on a large scale.
Vegetables are in high demand as few farmers brave to grow them due to different factors (e.g. transportation, chemicals etc.)
For the new loan, I will commit to selling pig meat whose market is already procured.
In addition to the pig meat business, production of unique Bible events booklets will run side by side.
The above businesses were chosen because they are profitable and chemicals required are less and are affordable too. Profits from the project help us to supplement on paying school fees for three (3) of our children who are in higher learning education institutions and the house we live in is not finished, so we are improving on the building slowly from the same profits.
In 2019, I have decided to venture into the production of unique Bible events booklets to be sold to lovers of the word of God. Hence the application for a loan.
The demand for the unique Bible events booklets is high and I have decided to increase the production of booklets in my next loan once it's approved.
The production and sales of the booklets has been very stead and encouraging including the demand from the target groups.
The first 2020 ZIDISHA loan will be used to further increase marginally the same booklets and improve on the cover outlook which needed graphic attention which when done will boost the demand and sales.

Loan Proposal

Procure materials only in order to produce more booklets than the previous number so as to increase the production of books.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$331.42

Date disbursed

Jun 24, 2019

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $11.48

Credit risk payment: $34.49

Lenders

lietu

Tallinn, Estonia

MarktheMormon

Sandy, Utah, United States

B

bgj21

Cambridge, United Kingdom

camilberlin

Berlin, Germany

F

flaguy999

Tampa, United States

J

Johannes

Pirmasens, Germany

L

Lolababalola

Ames, United States

E

Esukken

Göteborg, Sweden

T

TZ

Singapore, Singapore

Fred

Germany

Jan de Wit

Utrecht, Netherlands

Wendy

Los Angeles, United States

L

linda

United States

moursund

Beaver Nation, United States

J

Jo

United States

TO

Thomas O'Neil

United States

Tilman Schweitzer

Mainz, Germany

Heather

Taree, NSW, Australia

D

David

United States

GC

Gabriel Collins

United Kingdom

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

M

Miles

United States

R

Richard

United Kingdom

Brian Thomson

Lyndoch, South Australia, Australia

M

miri

Austria

A

Anonymous

United States

G

Gabi

Turkey

Dieter Meeuwis

Deurne (Antwerpen), Belgium

H

Hannah

Australia

mabo

Germany

R

Roman

Slovakia

M

marjorie

Netherlands

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  • Jonathan Zulu    Feb 1, 2022

    WHAT IS IT NOW?!
    In my previous comment, I complained about MTN's failure to transmit my weekly ZIDISHA loan repayment. BUT NOW I'm happy because the ZIDISHA director quickly acted and rescued my un remitted funds and my repayment progress is looking good according to me. Thank you for serving my business.
    We are still using MTN though but on new procedures to follow as the office keeps communicating with us in the reminders we receive from them.

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  • Jonathan Zulu    Jan 21, 2022

    Happy new year and prosper in 2022.
    Yesterday Thursday I made the payment transaction to ZIDISHA and there was no message from MTN to inform that it was successful. I phone in the evening to enquire and they said that the system was down but the money was drawn from my account this they confirmed but onward transmission to ZIDISHA has not been sent yet. This morning Follow-up to the matter was same . System is down and money refund to my account is not yet down.
    I will be very grateful if ZIDISHA can confirm this with MTN before entering against my name as a defaulted

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  • Jonathan Zulu    Nov 16, 2021

    Dear my lenders from UK, Germany, Malta, Kenya, Soud Arabia, Romania, Canada, Egypt, Netherlands Zambia, USA, Ghana and Austria. Thank you for your support. Zidisha disbursed USA dollar 746-98 and the money was received in full. Chinks, chemicals feed and all the needed requirements have been done and paid for.
    God bless you all.

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  • Jonathan Zulu    Nov 1, 2021

    It is the dream come true that you the Zidisha family decided to believe in me and hence trusted me by investing in my project.
    With the funds that will come, I'll quickly prepare the chicken run and procure the feed and the necessary drugs and also to make sure the vehicle is made worth, finally to purchase the chcks which

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  • Nancy Andiema    Oct 30, 2021

    Best of luck Jonathan

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  • Dorothy Ngosa Tembo    Oct 27, 2021

    All the best

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  • Jonathan Zulu    Oct 24, 2021

    God knows all about me and He sees my joy, how grateful Iam to you Maureen Masheke for your generous hearty support. Be ready to receive new things from Him that loves you so much. THANKS

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  • Maureen Masheke    Oct 23, 2021

    Continue feeding the nation.good luck

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  • Jonathan Zulu    Oct 22, 2021

    Iam grateful to your quick and merciful response to my need. God will surely come through for you my dear Chiluwa Mbewe

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  • Chiluwa Mbewe    Oct 22, 2021

    Hope you manage to get the rest soon

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  • Franklin Mugala    Aug 10, 2021

    All the best

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  • Humphrey Malunde    Aug 6, 2021

    All the best

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  • Dave    Jul 2, 2021

    Gas generators cost money to operate Jonathan. Consider solar panels, 12v pump, and a holding tank. No gas, no oil, no breakdowns. ...from an old farmer.

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    • Jonathan Zulu    Jul 2, 2021

      Thanks Dave
      It's true that solar is the best and cheaper option to go for at the farm. The initial costs of buying the needed solar system equipments is too expensive in my country Zambia. Yes that is the way to go in the near future.
      Great I appreciate your input fellow farmer.
      Jonathan Zulu

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  • Jonathan Zulu    Jul 2, 2021

    To Razvan and others
    THANKS FOR YOUR HEART
    Kindly receive a big hug from me and know that I have you in my heart.

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  • Razvan Roman    Jul 2, 2021

    Jonathan, I wish you good luck!

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  • Jonathan Zulu    Jun 4, 2021

    Yes I am going to engage my lenders to let them know-how the loan results is going to be. I am determined to make a difference with the loan sacrifice from the lenders. Iam looking forward to receive the loan

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  • Joachim Mumba    Jan 6, 2021

    I have talked to Mr Zulu and I advised Him to adjust his payment's and h said all the repayments options which are there he can't afford.so he further said he's making arrangements to pay the whole amount.

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  • Jonathan Zulu    Nov 13, 2020

    Iam not able yet to start paying the full loan repayment amount because I have not resumed the business. I appreciate your understanding on the matter.
    Jonathan Zulu

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  • Jonathan Zulu    Oct 1, 2020

    I'm not doing any income generating business to afford a higher repayment amounts at the moment.

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