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Buy a new photocopier for my cyber cafe

This valentine, I took my family to the national park. It was a day full of fun

Renovation of my cowshed to shelter more calves

This is how I mix the animal feed to make them healthy

Inventory of a salon drier

Hallo my zidisha so happy I was able to get my pedicure basin.I love clients are happy.I expect my profits to increase more so I can save for my studies.thank you my zidisha family for believing in me.goodnight

Blow dryer

Hallo zidisha family. it has been a good day though hectic we thank God.I hope my dear lenders you will help me buy my blowdrier because I know you will believe in my dreams. Enclosed is my picture at work.good night.

Renovation of my cowshed to shelter more calves

This is mrembo the cow my grandpa gave me after my primary school it is a big cow now

Selling sorrel

Hi Minata! I just wanted to wish you all the best in getting your loan funded. It sounds like sorrel leaves are an important vegetable. I wish we had them here in the U.S. so I could try them. Take good care of yourself and again, good luck with your loan!

Renovation of my cowshed to shelter more calves

Here is sandra and brenda that I am intending to sell soon

Renovation of my cowshed to shelter more calves

In my farm evry cow has a name now here is project...I called it so because it will raise money to purchase a laptop

Overlock sewing machine

I also have a page 'Rael by Design' it will help me market,also my old clients will find new readymade stuff!
Look at these outfits,that is my first and second daughters and yes, that's my work

Add sandals, shoes and slippers for my shop

At my shop

Solar power generator for my cybercafe

First installment has been posted to my A/C. Am really glad it works!

Shipment of Mouse now confirmed with a tracking number from Aliexpress China. Shipment has left China for Zambia.

Loan to buy a fridge

Am happy having paid my second loan instalment. My chicks have feeds now and the chicken structure almost three quarters done. Thanks for your support lenders. God bless you all!

Overlock sewing machine

Hi Rael,
Thanks for keeping us informed and thanks for uploading the photos.
The fabrics look great! Is each piece enough to make one dress?
You know that now comes all the hard work of making all the dresses!
All the best

Loan of ghc1292 helps me to purchase equipment & inventory

Happy valentines day to all of you Lenders and have a bless day.

Boosting/restocking my business of selling towels

I want to thank Zidisha and more so my lenders for trusting me and giving me their money to use. The money has ensured that my business runs smoothly even in this usually hard period that is the beginning of the year when I have to fulfill a number of obligations, like payment of school fees, etc. The money has enabled me to maintain my stock and use the profits to pay my side expenses. If Zidisha had not assisted me, I am sure I could have spent my working capital on personal expenses and therefore run down my business. THANK YOU so much for your assistance.

Increase the number of computers in my school

Hello all
Glad to receive the first computer I bought with the loans used as an advance. to pay for it.
Thank you again

Development of oyster mushroom cultivation

Thank you Julia for your visit to Makassar. We are very pleased to have the opportunity visit. Hopefully other times could come again to Makassar. Thank you very much

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Terima kasih Julia atas kunjungannya ke Makassar. Kami sangat senang berkesempatan dikunjungi. Semoga dikesempatan lain bisa datang lagi ke Makassar. Terima kasih banyak

Overlock sewing machine

So glad this happened! I got hone and spread my new materials over the table!

Overlock sewing machine

I got these selections and a magazine and a chart.

Inventory of a salon drier

Hallo my zidisha family.just want to wish you a happy valentines day today.may you enjoy it and have a great time with your loved ones.have a good day.

School equipment

Products that I sell.

Addition of computer at the cybercafe


Electricity installation in our house

I take this opportunity to thank zidisha for making our dream come true ,we had no money to buy dewormers but we thank zidisha for giving us funds for dewormers,since then our milk production has increased greatly,each cow has increase an average of two litres of milk,this means maximum profits,I thank my wife for being with me and giving me hope no matter tha situations,I end by thanking all zidisha members for I know they have taken another step in their life,God bless zidisha,God bless you all.

Renovate my shop(jackshop) and add new stocks.

Happy Valentine day everyone in Zidisha community.

These are special word which you people diserves. Thanks for the love you are spending to the world.

Glass door refridgerator for my shop

Thanks all Who Participated to my progress. My business is booming!

Mini cybercafe

I had the opportunity to meet with Corsmas yesterday at his office near downtown Nairobi. There he spends his 9-5 or really 8-6 day job working as a manager for a transportation company. However in his off time he works on his own businesses, one where he sells bricks and the other he is the owner of his own bus service. He is very thankful for Zidisha lenders, since with the loans over the past year he has been able to repair his bus or "matatu" as it is called here. However after some time even the repairs were not enough to keep the old bus going, so he has sold it. Now he plans on buying a new bus hopefully with the help of Zidisha lenders. We went to the car yard where he showed me the bus he would like to purchase, and below are some photos.

Corsmas is one of the few borrowers I have met that was actually born and raised in Nairobi, though he still has strong ties to his parents' hometown in Kisumu County, around six hours from Nairobi. He is proud of his roots, which are of the Luo tribe, known to be great fishermen living on Lake Victoria. This is also the tribe of Barack Obama's father and Corsmas boasted that from his father's house he can walk down the road to get to Obama's grandmother's house where she still lives. This is also where his brick business operates from with the help of his partner and brother. They make the bricks manually with a recipe of soil, water and sun to dry them. Corsmas even lived in his village for a while twenty years ago, running in orphanage from his home.

Now he is looking forward to retiring from his career and pursuing his businesses with the help of Zidisha. The profits of his businesses will help him have a secure retirement and help out his youngest daughter with her education. He has four children total, two of which are working in Qatar. With his guidance all of his children are doing very well and so are the Zidisha members he mentors. In his free time Corsmas likes to watch football especially his team, Manchester United, and dance. He invited me to listen to some live music downtown at the Princess Hotel. Of course I accepted!

Website redesign to accommodate more features

The website is my own design made and hand coded in every bit.
it is fully responsive and fits all major known screen resolutions

I made a portfolio section to show case some of my works mostly those on my public repository at https://

Them migrated and merged my blog into the site i am now self hosting for the blog

Inventory for poultry feed and veterinary services


Inventory for poultry feed and veterinary services

hi lenders,
thanks for the support

Overlock sewing machine

Here's me buying

Buying materials for my mushroom cultivation

Pictures of my progress

Buying materials for my mushroom cultivation

for your kindest support,in fact you have really impacted my project. I am now experiencing tremendrous growth in my business and finances. I was able to buy the mushroom grow bags, Oyster mushroom spawn and make the shelves to accomodate more compost mushroom bags. Attached to this are pictures to show my progress. Thank you very much.

Inventory for clothing and braids


Now I will dress my clients smart.

Fresh vegetables farming for life


Tahnk you, Now I know, I can grow and impact my neighborhood with freshness.

Blow dryer

Dear has been a great day has been good BT a bit hectic since clients are many and drying their hair using a blowdrier only is such a task.but I know you will help me buy my drier so I can expand my business and the task will be easier.thank you and goodnight my zidisha family.

Acquisition of Chromebook for my website design business

I am very grateful for the loan advancement. With the amount of money I received I was able to fund my websites.
I am an online entrepreneur and the money I received I used 90% of it on boosting my social media ads.
These Ads add value to my websites as they grant me more exposure. The more exposed they are, the more product/service I move. Through the adds and its only been four days, I have already seen a significant increase of organic traffic to my site and pretty soon I will start making sales.

Coffee Kiosk

Merci de recevoir ici, quelques images réaliser a votre attention

Purchasing bulk fertilizers to sell to farmers

Dear Lenders,
Attached is the daily record for February 2015 till 13th today.
Improvement of business can be seen.So far I have banked 6119/=, quite an improvement this February.
Kindly see and advice me.

Loan to purchase a chaff cutter

My new dairy heifer

Expand business of sewing Kente-cloth (traditional-cloth) dresses

This is how far your contribution has brought me... thanks

To increase my stock in the new business i have opened

that's me in another angle

To buy some cereals for my store

hi sunny am doing good still at though i dont get too much rest as you think,this life need too much effort for someone to excell,in fact for the last two day have been moving around from my work place to town at least to fix up the business down fall for these those have been not around,the knee was quit paining but i had to bear the pain and move on ,
my daughter went to a boarding school so she will be back on half term which might be mind of next month that the time we will be seeing each other,though she will be coming only for two days then till the holdy in April which goes for three weeks.
thanks so much for your concern be blessed and have a lovely valentines.

Blow dryer

Me at my salon after the days work.

Inventory of mitumba for my clothes store

Hallo dear lenders.I am very grateful to have this opportunity to show you my business adventures.please if you fund me I will not let you is a picture of my client contented with my clothes.

Pay school fees for my sibling

my business products.

Pay school fees for my sibling

My current stock

Help me buy chairs for my customers

Thank you to all zidisha and lending persons. Just bought five new plastic chairs worth $80

Inventory of china phone spares in my electronic shop

With the loan given to me last time , introduced products i was'nt selling before . the products i brought were phone chargers , touchs , phone chases among others and though i had few setbacks during payment am proud to say my business is doing real good THANX TO ZIDISHA

Loan to buy two computers

Thankyou zdisha hope you will remember me.

To buy three grade cows for dairy farming

I had a fantastic experience visiting Samuel today at his home and small store in a neighborhood of Nairobi. I visited both Samuel and his cousin, Dauglas (they share a grandfather) who is his mentor as well. These cousins stick together. Since Dauglas is looking to move out of the neighborhood he is in, Samuel has given him a place to stay as well as storage space for his business computer.

Samuel is a warm and caring guy. He is thrilled over the dramatic difference he has seen in his livelihood thanks to the loans from Zidisha lenders that have allowed him to invest in his store which sells DVDs and music CDs that he is able to burn from the internet. He has also been able to purchase a printer so he can book events as a photographer. He printed a couple of photos for me while he was there. One of which was picture of his 7 month old baby girl, Gloria. I was fortunate enough to meet her since Samuel so graciously welcomed me into his home, upstairs from the DVD shop. I also met his lovely wife Janet who sliced some mango for us during the visit.

For his dad, Samuel was supposed to be a doctor. However with the help of his cousin Dauglas, he was able to convince him to help in getting his degree in electronic engineering. Samuel's father was such an advocate for his education that when times were really tough he sold a piece of his land, so Samuel could continue his studies in Nairobi. Samuel is the eldest of six children, and he has inspired his younger siblings who are also gifted in mathematics.

LIke Dauglas, Samuel is optimistic. WIth the help of Zidisha he has seen his profits multiply and he one day hopes to rent a bigger space for his business which will guaranttee a bright future for his baby girl. I can say after being lucky enough to play with her today, she is definitely worth it!