Upgrade of software

Joshua Achuka

Kilgoris-,enoosaen, Kenya

100% repaid



Joshua Achuka

Member since

August 2013

On-time repayments

153 installments  •  63%

About Me

Am Joshua Machogu Achuka, son of JAMES ACHUKA SEMEO and GRACE NYANCHAMA. Am 28 years old. I was born in September 1986 at Chitago Village. I am one in a family of four; Jemima Moraa, I, Edna Bonareri and Judy Nyarangi. I am Married to Elphine Gesare and were are blessed with two sons i.e. Eleazer Michoma and Phinehas Nyakundi. I am currently living at Enoosaen near Transmara Sugar Company Limited. I joined Chitago Primary School till 2001 and later joined Hema Secondary School from 2002 to 2005. I Joined Zion Computer College in the year 2006 to 2007, later Alpha Computer College 2008. In September 2009-2012 I joined Elgon View College where i studied Diploma in Information Technology. I started working as a freelancer computer service man and installation of software. I gained many customers who build trust in me and even though I am currently working with Transmara Sugar Company Limited; i do service them during my weekly offs.

My Business

In my Business as a freelancer service man in computer oriented business, i could manage to make a profit of Kshs 20,000 since I only incur Transport charges to my clients while servicing them. At the same time these services especially in software installation, it does not require bulky items. it is easy to deal with. This Business is quite profitable for it is practical and needs skills in its application. Many of my clients like my services for they are fast and accurate. As in every Business, i do encounter challenges as some clients take a long period to pay. Other clients may opt not to act promptly as per our agreements. For my repayment of the loans; it will be quite easy since i earn from Transmara Sugar Company Limited.

Loan Proposal

Hi dear lenders!
I once again ask your support in upgrading my cyber in terms of software. I have to make my machines standard by upgrading the antivirus and Windows so as to suite the modern competitive world. For the 5 machines, I will install Kaspersky Antivirus and I will have one installed with Windows 10. The remaining 4 machines will be upgraded later. Here is my estimated prices;
Item Description Rate(Ksh) Price in Ksh Price in USD

1. Bitdefender-Total Security 2016 2,599.00 12,995.00 127.01
2. Bitdefender-Mobile Security 2016 760.00 3,800.00 37.14
3. Windows 10 1 13,000.00 13,000.00 127.06

29,795.00 291.21

Total Amount in Ksh is 29,795 equivalent to 291.21 USD .
I look forward for your assistance and promise to keep my business growing and repayment on time.
Thanks in advance.
Joshua Machogu Achuka.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Feb 12, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

3 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $10.57

Joshua opted to pay $107.96 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.


Craig Newmark

United States

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