Purchase water tank for mother to solve water shortage

Gabriel Njenga

Nakuru, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Gabriel Njenga

Location

Nakuru, Kenya

On-time repayments

188 weekly installments  •  91%

About Me

My name is Gabriel Njenga born back in 25/08/1981 -but im not as old as you want assume i am hehehe- i was born in Nakuru a place called Njoro being the tenth child of Francis and Teresia. I started my elementary education in a school called Ngano primary school then shifted to another new school (Kaiyaba primary school) that had just been built and was nearer my home and became among the first students to enroll there. i passed my final exams enough to find myself a place in Kilimo High school located within Egerton University Njoro. After my o-level exams, i got an average grade. My brother who had volunteered to pay for my high school, school fees after the demise of my father invited me to go and supervise how the building was being done in a parcel of land he had purchased -that is after the high school exams. i requested him to let me be one of the casual workers there and he let me.This job was search a difficult one considering that i was still young to lift heavy building bush stone but thank God i had already gotten the experience in search energetic jobs when my father died at my tender age and since my mother was a small scale farmer she could only afford little for us to eat, this meant that anything else was purely within what i could do to do earn. I could take a bicycle go to the forest cut dead tree branches bring them to my neighbours as firewood for a pay, sometimes i could go to the owners of large farms do weeding for half a dollar as a the pay. At my brothers home who lived in Eldoret i gathered some money that he later topped up for my college. I did a course in computer applications then further computer engineering. I did all this with the hope that one day i would get a better job to atleast change my living standards and that of my mother who i love with all my heart. Before the end of the last course, i got attached in a college that was offering information technology course as a tutor and technician. After 3 months of attachment i was employed in the same college and i here my first salary Kes4000 a month which to me appeared a miracle. i worked there from year 2004 to 2006 and after the change of management i got fired. It is because of this that i suddenly thought the only way to keep my confident and work without the fear of being fired that the idea of self-employment hatched. i started dreaming of a company but all this was just like a mirage because i didn't know where and how to start since i could hardly raise money for my own food and other expenses even. i had to think very fast on the next course of action to take for my up keep before the land lord could lock me out. i started freelancing and i would find students then borrow a space and computers in town from my friends and train them from there. i would also trouble shoot and fix machines for a pay. After the election fracas that occurred in 2007-2008. i really was affected psychologically which also affected my job. The job became impossible and a friend of mine Eric Ouma who we used to work together in the institution and was now working in a supermarket in Eldoret offered to speak to his boss so he could agree to employ me in the supermarket which he did. Thanks to Eric because he was asked to call me and handed my CV over. After 3 days i was called for an interview where i passed. i started working there in IT department. i worked for 2 1/2 yrs. I relocated to Nakuru to begin a different life because the idea of self-employment was still lingering in me. Im now married to a lovely woman and are both pushing on to see what more life has for us. If all goes well i want to found a home for the less fortunate and other than my business.

My Business

After resigning i relocated to Nakuru in July 2011 and started a business of buying and selling of Mali Mali (mixed small personal use items such combs, mirrors and other personal effects). I was doing all this with the hope that if all went well i would start my computer institution from the income generated by the business a dream i have always hope that one day shall come true. This however did not go as expected, the business did not do well and i thought it was all because of location. i rented different shop and still the results were not encouraging. It was at this point where i decided to close the shop. I closed the shop in August 2011, bought a small HP printer and then brought in a computer i had bought in the years 2008 and a the table in the house.i bought several plastic stools and i started doing printing and miraculously i got 1 student who paid for me to teach her. i she successfully completed her course and was happy that she could operate a computer by her self. She later brought her sister and i enrolled her and she also completed. i then managed to buy another small refurbished computer from the little i had secured. i did a small advertisement and i got 4 students enrolled for a computer application course. Since then i have managed to training over fifty students. i also involve myself alot with graphic design and computer maintenance. Though there are alot of challenges still i can stand a living testimony and a prove that one can start from no where, with the little you have to start. It is also very important that we don't loose hope and neglect our dreams. In future i want to own an institute a photo studio, a bigger and luxurious cyber cafe and a computer accessories shop. My main challenge to see this happen is a source of capital to buy the required equipment for all this.

Loan Proposal

Hallo zidisha and the lenders, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued generous support to the needy. I want to reiterate my gratitude for the far you have come with me, thank you for helping me realize what would have other been a daunting task so easily. My next project is slightly outside business this time round. Back in piave (My home) there is perennial water shortages whereby every time the long rains cease people suffer because they have to travel long distances in search of water. My mother is now growing old and this is becoming a problem to her. I therefore have found it okay to put my whims aside however demanding and purchase her a plastic water tank.
A 3000ltr plastic water tank is enough to take her about six months and it will therefore have solved this problem. The tank costs Ksh 15,000-Ksh25,000 ($150-$250) depending with which manufacturer, the remaining amount will be directed on transportation, sand, cement, bush stones and the mason to put a stand. I urge you lenders to find it in your hearts and fund me so i can solve problem. I love my mother soo much if this problem is put to rest i know she will be the happiest woman. Thank you all

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  • Svenip    Dec 23, 2018

    Fully repaid on time. I'm happy to see his business growing.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$354.65

Date disbursed

Jun 23, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

3 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $17.74

Lenders

johnfay

Lusaka, Zambia, South Africa

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alfredo

Bremen, Germany

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Bremen, Germany

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Jason

New Jersey, United States

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Waterloo, Canada

Ishaque

New Jersey, United States

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jgpryor

Williamsport, PA, United States

CaseySampson

Vancouver, Canada

Irvin

Vancouver, Canada

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Candiac, Canada

mbunifu

San Jose, United States

BelleStarr

Albuquerque, United States

AltruisticSelfishnes

Chicago, United States

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Jmay2133

Fremont, United States

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drjofleming

UK, United Kingdom

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sebseb

The Hague, Netherlands

lietu

Tallinn, Estonia

DeanDropshot

Oslo, Norway

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ideerge

Mountain View, United States

J

jozua

Delft, Netherlands

K

Kerkeslager

Richmond, United States

F

Fiodal

Helsinki, Finland

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Interfree

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tjitser

The Hague, Netherlands

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rcmssr

Woodbury, United States

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anonymus

Moon, United States

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giaco

madrid, Spain

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Jacquinta

London, United Kingdom

Pere

Barcelona, Spain

sebastienrosa

Quebec, Canada

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ToddK

Indianapolis, IN, USA, United States

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Bobby39

Savannah, United States

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mogensh

København V, Denmark

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Steveandson

Arlington, United States

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cjmenchaca

Austin, United States

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trosa, Sweden

BJ

Brandon Joz

North Carolina, United States

SP

Steve Picchione

Lake Elsinore, United States

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John

Newbury Park, CA, United States

Joseph P. Edd

Seoul, Republic of Korea

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theshots

Vancouver, Canada

Jeff and Marcie

Portland, OR, United States

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blahblah

Nuernberg, Germany

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mrhanky1

melbourne, Australia

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Jennifer

Minneapolis, United States

TheWhiteCat

Surrey, United Kingdom

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briansedz

Canton, Ohio, United States

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LiquidH

Elmhurst, United States

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proby24

Singapore, Singapore

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tmsaddress

Orlando, Florida, United States

cattlebaron

Pierre, SD, United States

HE

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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chrisherron

Chicago, United States

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fisaire

Ithaca, United States

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tonilends

catalonia is not:, Spain

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blairan

Baltimore, United States

E

Epona

Burgdorf, Switzerland

dajawein

Gladstone, Australia

indeh

London, United Kingdom

L

Loria

Vancouver, Canada

kickerofelves

Sao Paulo, Brazil

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glomardor

Leonardtown, United States

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markusfitza

College Station, United States

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Ismini and Jerry

Stamford, USA, United States

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aiban

Austin, United States

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jzidi

Los Angeles, United States

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boourns

Newmarket, United Kingdom

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Graz, Austria

Matthew

New York, NY, United States

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San Francisco, United States

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tuttifrutti

tulare, United States

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jwharding

Hamburg, Germany

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RealUtopia

San Diego, United States

D

Dionne

Pembroke, Bermuda

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Dave22202

Arlington VA, United States

Alina

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bhayl

Stavanger, Norway

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WellingtonPFClass

Columbus, Oh, United States

Andreas Kiss

Vienna, Austria, Austria

Student

Oulu, Finland

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Oscart

Edmonton, Canada

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mkellerman

Shanghai, China

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lilbsedz

Raleigh, United States

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leeirel

Edmonton, Canada

basicus

Cairo, Egypt

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memorissima

milano, Italy

fairspirit

Utrecht, Netherlands

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texasags

owasso, United States

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tbogz

Singapore, Singapore

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prashant

SUNNYVALE, United States

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solarkismet

Logan, United States

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kjustad

Asker, Norway

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Krishroff

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

isabelv

Barcelona, Spain, Sweden

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ommthree

Egg, Switzerland

Culli

Brooklyn, United States

Zal0m0n

Atlantis!!!! x), Mauritania

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AndrewC

London, United Kingdom

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Ubun2

London, United Kingdom

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Zurich, Switzerland

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NickLuder

London, United Kingdom

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doublehelix

Philadelphia, United States

tonnyschonewille

Maastricht, Netherlands

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Blazeski786

Shimoni, Kenya

dmirpuri

Bangkok, Thailand

ibc123

Seattle, United States

xtrahardware

Cazenovia, United States

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magnaculpa

Silver Spring, United States

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haavi

Espoo, Finland

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Marin county, United States

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Gdrvasc

Frederick, United States

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happytrailsjpd

South Bend, United States

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BearLa

Indianapolis, United States

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jlberqie

Wake Forest, United States

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Clben7

Cincinnati, United States

Evan Lamos

Brussels, Belgium

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guggl

Vienna, Austria

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Texikan

Fort Worth, United States

sderickson

Berkeley, CA, United States

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oonbug

United States

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elhh82

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

pvilliger

Zurich, Switzerland

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wiwillia

Milbrae, United States

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Malibu

Westwood, United States

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microlender

United States

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drorm

United States

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chrishol

United States

MalcolmL

San Francisco, United States

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DCLending

United States

ColinHicks

Chichester, United Kingdom

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Australia

jonnyhj

Stockholm, Sweden

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

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BarbG

United States

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

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Linda

United States

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Panda6689

United States

TyWee

Manila, Philippines

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luckiestmonkey

United States

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JonAlec

United States

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Grant Xavier Storer

Seattle, Wa, United States

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idris

United States

Loungin

United States

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Rajendra

Jamkhed 413201 Maharashtr, India

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KiraDee

United States

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satheajay

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smanda

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Andrew267

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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seanos

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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andreab

United States

Mike and Jacqui

United Kingdom

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Stephan

Netherlands

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Ryan J Cotton

United States

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Doug

Baltimore, United States

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Matt Jenkins

United Kingdom

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

Lauren

United Kingdom

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Jaelle

Vienna, Austria

Jamie

Dublin, Ireland

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Jindou Lee

United States

SMOICE

Berlin, Germany

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Matt Willis

United States

Matt B

Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom

Thomas

Basel, Switzerland

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Jo Dane

Melbourne, Australia

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Pattie Thomas

United States

Elly

Woudrichem, United Kingdom

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cnr

United States

jtreyes

United States

CNV

United States

Framework Eyewear

Utrecht, Netherlands

Christopher Hey

Sudbury, Canada

Dan Michael

Oslo, Norway

philippelazaro

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Anonymous

United States

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Anonymous

United States

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