Add new classrooms and pave the floor of Terrian Academy

Theresia Kabiti

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Theresia Kabiti

Member since

December 2011

On-time repayments

122 installments  •  39%

About Me

I am a Kenyan citizen, married with a boy and two girls. I have government training in early childhood development (ECD). I am currently pursuing my national diploma in ECD. I have worked in several private education institutions (Private School) since 1993 when I completed my formal education. My bitter realization was that many of our children cannot get quality early childhood education because the fees charged by these institutions are out of reach for our poor children.

This has led to many of our children seeking refuge in other backstreet informal schools set up by insincere business people whose objectives are to exploit the situation. These schools end up either not even paying its teachers in time or at all leading to very high rate of teacher turn over, there by denying the children the much needed continuity and consistency.

This made me quit employment from a private school situated in my current residential place. My main objective was to provide this much needed early childhood education to our poor children who were always being sent out of these schools for lack of school fees. I, in collaboration with other well wishers, set up a kindergarten named “The Terrian School”. We ask parents to pay a small fee (Kshs 500 or USD 5.5 per month) to help sustain teachers, who are more of volunteers. We, however, do not send any child away for lack of fees. Our children mostly come from poor parents who are either house helps or working as labourers around the estate.

It is in this background that I make this request for a loan (of USD 1,000 at interest rate of 10%) to facilitate the expansion of this Early Childhood Education Project, which provides educational opportunities for our poor children and employment opportunities to teachers.

My Business

The Terrian School:
Since the Kenya Government is currently not funding early childhood education, we saw it an obligation to work to assist the majority of our society whose children could not get better education. It with this background, that the idea to start The Terrian School was conceived. The school is situated in Utawala – Githunguri estate. Our children mostly come from poor parents who are either house helps or working as labourers around the estate.

Since inception of The Terrian School in January 2005, we dispatch an average of 30 pupils to standard one in public primary schools every year. The parents suggested that we incorporate lower primary school levels and in January 2009 we introduced standard one. Currently we have Baby Class, Nursery, Pre-Unit, Standards One, Two and Three, a pupil population of about 70, and four teachers. Our teachers are working as volunteers, being given a token of 3,500/= to 4,000/= a month, and are motivated by the fact that they give hope to those who were otherwise hopeless.

We have tried our best and our former children are doing very well in whichever schools they join.

Loan Proposal

We will use the loan to complete a classroom block that was started but never finished due to lack of funds. We have four doors and eight windows to fix. We also have three rooms to cement the floors.

If granted this, it will be our third loan from Zidisha Lender since 2011. The previous loans have helped us develop classrooms for our school, Terrian Academy. The last loan of Kshs 84,000/= helped us a lot in putting up a second iron sheet structured classroom which constituted three rooms. This amount from Zidisha and a little we could get from other sources helped bring the said building but could not finish it. We have to make windows, two per room and doors for the three rooms. The floors are also not yet cemeted. This needs to be done to create a conducive learning environment. The loan will therefore be used to accomplish this, or to push it to the next level.

Once again We would like to sincerely appreciate the support we have received from Zidisha Lenders. We hope you continue the support you have accorded us and help us help these needy children who can otherwise not afford the comfort of private schools in Kenya. Long live Zidisha, long live Lenders.

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About Me

I am a Kenyan citizen, married with a boy and two girls. I have government training in early childhood development (ECD). I am currently pursuing my national diploma in ECD. I have worked in several private education institutions (Private School) since 1993 when I completed my formal education. My bitter realization was that many of our children cannot get quality early childhood education because the fees charged by these institutions are out of reach for our poor children.

This has led to many of our children seeking refuge in other backstreet informal schools set up by insincere business people whose objectives are to exploit the situation. These schools end up either not even paying its teachers in time or at all leading to very high rate of teacher turn over, there by denying the children the much needed continuity and consistency.

This made me quit employment from a private school situated in my current residential place. My main objective was to provide this much needed early childhood education to our poor children who were always being sent out of these schools for lack of school fees. I, in collaboration with other well wishers, set up a kindergarten named “The Terrian School”. We ask parents to pay a small fee (Kshs 500 or USD 5.5 per month) to help sustain teachers, who are more of volunteers. We, however, do not send any child away for lack of fees. Our children mostly come from poor parents who are either house helps or working as labourers around the estate.

It is in this background that I make this request for a loan (of USD 1,000 at interest rate of 10%) to facilitate the expansion of this Early Childhood Education Project, which provides educational opportunities for our poor children and employment opportunities to teachers.

My Business

The Terrian School:
Since the Kenya Government is currently not funding early childhood education, we saw it an obligation to work to assist the majority of our society whose children could not get better education. It with this background, that the idea to start The Terrian School was conceived. The school is situated in Utawala – Githunguri estate. Our children mostly come from poor parents who are either house helps or working as labourers around the estate.

Since inception of The Terrian School in January 2005, we dispatch an average of 30 pupils to standard one in public primary schools every year. The parents suggested that we incorporate lower primary school levels and in January 2009 we introduced standard one. Currently we have Baby Class, Nursery, Pre-Unit, Standards One, Two and Three, a pupil population of about 70, and four teachers. Our teachers are working as volunteers, being given a token of 3,500/= to 4,000/= a month, and are motivated by the fact that they give hope to those who were otherwise hopeless.

We have tried our best and our former children are doing very well in whichever schools they join.

Loan Proposal

If granted this, it will be our third loan from Zidisha Lender since 2011. The previous loans have helped us develop classrooms for our school, Terrian Academy. The last loan of Kshs 84,000/= helped us a lot in putting up a second iron sheet structured classroom which constituted three rooms. This amount from Zidisha and a little we could get from other sources helped bring the said building but could not finish it. We have to make windows, two per room and doors for the three rooms. The floors are also not yet cemeted. This needs to be done to create a conducive learning environment. The loan will therefore be used to accomplish this, or to push it to the next level.

Once again We would like to sincerely appreciate the support we have received from Zidisha Lenders. We hope you continue the support you have accorded us and help us help these needy children who can otherwise not afford the comfort of private schools in Kenya. Long live Zidisha, long live Lenders.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$1,001.00

Date disbursed

Feb 10, 2014

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

12 months

Lenders

D

Delph007

Den Haag, Netherlands

Hope2012

United Kingdom

F

Fiodal

Helsinki, Finland

P

PeaceandLove

Morro Bay, United States

J

Jessica

Patagonia, Argentina

H

Halli

Bottrop, Germany

Cloudways

Malta, Malta

Jouni

Finland

pentatonicscale

Niiza-shi, Japan

M

mhalme

Uusimaa, Finland

Bobrm2k3

Charleston, United States

MichaelOsburg

Hochheim, Germany

ruediger00

Montreal, Canada

Levi

United States

Sarasota

Sarasota, Fl, United States

J

jumpfunky

Dortmund, Germany

mygueye

Montreal, Canada

O

oonbug

United States

OP

Old People

Corona Del Mar, United States

Shemuel

New Jersey, United States

Matching Fund

Sterling, United States

G

gbelote

United States

P

Peaches

United States

KrautFunding

Hamburg, Germany

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

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Summary

Amount repaid

$1,088.35

Amount remaining

$0.00

Date repaid

Jan 17, 2015

Status

Fully repaid

Repayment History

Expected Payments Actual Payments
Feb 20, 2014 $24.36 Feb 24, 2014 $24.36
Feb 27, 2014 $24.36 Feb 24, 2014 $24.36
Mar 6, 2014 $24.36 Feb 24, 2014 $24.36
Mar 14, 2014 $24.36 Feb 24, 2014 $21.02
Mar 13, 2014 $3.34
Mar 21, 2014 $24.36 Mar 13, 2014 $2.54
Mar 20, 2014 $21.82
Mar 28, 2014 $24.36 Mar 20, 2014 $7.59
Mar 27, 2014 $16.78
Apr 4, 2014 $24.36 Mar 27, 2014 $16.16
Apr 8, 2014 $8.20
Apr 11, 2014 $24.36 Apr 8, 2014 $15.33
Apr 22, 2014 $9.04
Apr 18, 2014 $24.36 Apr 22, 2014 $13.91
May 18, 2014 $10.46
Apr 25, 2014 $24.36 May 18, 2014 $24.36
May 2, 2014 $24.36 May 18, 2014 $24.36
May 9, 2014 $24.36 May 18, 2014 $24.36
May 16, 2014 $24.36 May 18, 2014 $24.36
May 23, 2014 $24.36 May 18, 2014 $9.73
Jun 23, 2014 $14.64
May 30, 2014 $24.36 Jun 23, 2014 $24.36
Jun 6, 2014 $24.36 Jun 23, 2014 $8.06
Jun 28, 2014 $16.31
Jun 13, 2014 $24.36 Jun 28, 2014 $24.36
Jun 20, 2014 $24.36 Jun 28, 2014 $24.36
Jun 27, 2014 $5.20 Jun 28, 2014 $5.20
Jul 4, 2014 $0.00
Jul 11, 2014 $0.00
Jul 18, 2014 $0.00
Jul 25, 2014 $0.00
Aug 1, 2014 $0.00
Aug 8, 2014 $0.00
Aug 15, 2014 $0.00
Aug 22, 2014 $0.00
Aug 29, 2014 $24.38 Sep 10, 2014 $24.38
Sep 5, 2014 $24.38 Sep 10, 2014 $24.38
Sep 12, 2014 $24.38 Sep 10, 2014 $24.38
Sep 19, 2014 $24.38 Sep 10, 2014 $24.38
Sep 26, 2014 $24.38 Sep 10, 2014 $24.38
Oct 3, 2014 $24.38 Sep 10, 2014 $24.38
Oct 10, 2014 $24.38 Sep 10, 2014 $24.38
Oct 17, 2014 $24.38 Sep 10, 2014 $24.38
Oct 24, 2014 $24.38 Sep 10, 2014 $24.38
Oct 31, 2014 $24.38 Sep 10, 2014 $15.91
Nov 1, 2014 $8.47
Nov 6, 2014 $24.38 Dec 24, 2014 $24.38
Nov 13, 2014 $24.38 Dec 24, 2014 $24.38
Nov 20, 2014 $24.38 Dec 24, 2014 $24.38
Nov 27, 2014 $24.38 Dec 24, 2014 $24.38
Dec 4, 2014 $24.38 Dec 24, 2014 $20.14
Jan 17, 2015 $4.24
Dec 11, 2014 $24.38 Jan 17, 2015 $24.38
Dec 18, 2014 $24.38 Jan 17, 2015 $24.38
Dec 25, 2014 $24.38 Jan 17, 2015 $24.38
Jan 1, 2015 $24.38 Jan 17, 2015 $24.38
Jan 8, 2015 $24.38 Jan 17, 2015 $24.38
Jan 15, 2015 $24.38 Jan 17, 2015 $24.38
Jan 22, 2015 $24.38 Jan 17, 2015 $24.38
Jan 29, 2015 $24.38 Jan 17, 2015 $24.38
Feb 5, 2015 $24.38 Jan 17, 2015 $24.38
Feb 12, 2015 $24.38 Jan 17, 2015 $24.38
Feb 19, 2015 $24.38 Jan 17, 2015 $24.38
Feb 26, 2015 $10.80 Jan 17, 2015 $10.80

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