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Business advertising on Facebook

Using my previous loan, I purchased a video recording kit. I intend to use the kit along with my smartphone to create engaging promotion video content to get customers for my freelance social marketing business.

Stock my business

I have been able to support my green groceries business from help from Zidisha. Am now able to stock and grow my customer's base. Thank you to all the funders who have helped me from this platform.

Poultry keeping

I was down financially, bringing some of my activities at a halt, but Zidisha has opened a new door for me. Thank you. Am looking forward to many more opportunities


Project completion

I love this platform as it bridges the cap between entrepreneurs and finances in such a capitalistic world where gaining of capital is really hectic for smes .

I would like to thank my backers in advance . May you be blessed whole heartedly

Business capital

It will be use to buy rolling materials, paint color, paintbrush, containers, and printing machine. It will increase my income to support my business. Thank you


I added my new stock in my shop ,and my customers recommend me for the available new stock for the market today.
I fuel my workers van for the week ,mode of transport was enjoyable
I also managed to train my new workers with my expense.
I promoted my few workers by adding the their salary and wages


Years back i found a new and am enjoying it.i am a youth advocate championing for adolescents' comprehensive sexual reproductive health and rights .through community sensitisation and dialogues.i also do it online the target being some do consume online information much better.
i also engage in peer education and mentorship sessions to my fellow peers either one on one or during organised meeting or activities on various health issues at community level.
i aslo do contraceptives distribution in the community and do referral when need arises due to High teengage pregancies in my community.

Firewood selling

Iam thankful to zidisha. The loan i borrowed helped me to do my business. I used it to transport my firewood from the farm to the market for selling. Iam now capable to transport them easily.

Improving the mental health of kids through sports

This is highly appreciated. It will go along way in helping many kids who normally would not afford a pair of skates. I also intend to cut the charges by half as i no longer see this as a business but life changing activity for the kids it has a positive impact to the society in the long run.

Vertical gardens for urban farmers

Dear Christian Golo, CMB and Zimba Joseph,

Thank you very much for your backing.

We shall be able to buy raw materials to assemble vertical (cone) gardens, certified seeds and organic fertilizer for onward sale to our urban farmers.

Grade three school project of rearing chicken

Thank you dear friends for the love and support you have given me. I will make an improved firewood jiko at the school kitchen this will help us with the savings of firewood and time. We have been buying firewood which has become very expensive for us. Most of our learners don't pay school fees, and with the little I get I will have to add some more money from my savings to enable me do the kitchen project. Thank you so much.

To purchase building materials for building my own house

The joy is great and the feeling is very deep. I’m very grateful and thankful to the Almighty God and to all lenders and supporters that your trust in lending to me is much appreciated. I never disappoint in my loan repayment. My loan repayment is fully completed.
Thank you once again and God bless you all.

Additional heifer

Hello Zidisha family, i am drowned by your love, your good heart and willingness to support my project. Thank you for trusting me with your hand earned resources.
As soon as I receive the funds, i will put the funds to purpose by purchasing an extra heifer in my farm. This will increase the herd size and also the yield after calving.
I would like to thank all my lenders who have made my dream come true and also everyone who is involved in the process. I thank Zidisha for this platform. Thank you.

Furniture carpentry

I have received the money. Thank you so much. I'll do my best not to let you down, because I know you went out of your way to help a needy person.

To purchase building materials for building my own house

Gradually, I'm getting there, and I can't wait to see myself there.
Always grateful and thankful to all my supporters here on Zidisha. God richly bless you all for your love, patience and tolerant.

Personal project

I am interested to join zidisha as a community that I am sure that through this community my life can change.

Stock capital

Hello good evening my backers, this evening am very much delighted to say that am very very happy to zidisha for the great support they have given unto me.
Well I had an outstanding school fees balance , and I decided to request a small amount in order to clear the balance.
This balance was for my daughter who is in fourth form where she is sitting for her final exam and in fact this year.
May I say I was very happy congratulations zidisha backers.

Hospital construction project

Hello Emma! Thank you very much for funding my previous loan and also being part of this one. I am very grateful.
Oh yes, the google map did help very much. I found it easy to direct customers to the laundry....Covid however, hit us in the laundry industry so much that I had to shut down. I have also relocated from the area and I am currently setting it up at the new location. I will post a message here when I am done so that you can help me with changing the location. I will post a phot of the pineapple farm also here very soon. With the pineapple farms, I managed to get some friends to also invest into it and so far it is doing very very well.

Thank you very much for being part of this growth I am experiencing currently.

Additional heifer

Hello Zidisha family, am delighted to announce to you that i purchased the heifer as i had outlined in my loan proposal. Now i can believe that i am owning a farm soonest because you made it happen. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for trusting me with your hand earned resources.
I will always remember to pay it forward.

Purchase of a motorbike for food delivery

I am very grateful to my backer for her kindness. With her help I am able to invest my previous loan towards the purchase of a motorcycle for food delivery business.

Adding more stock

hi lenders i started with two computers now i have 12 computers and printers just because of your loan.Am requesting for more funds to enlarge my business .Kindly accede my request .Your consideration will be highly appreciated . If i get more funds i will expand my business empire

Introduction of mushroom farming

special thanks to vratik,amy and julian for your demonstration of generosity and familiness through your contribution.this will go along way in terms of helping realize my dream of starting a mushroom farming project.the funds will facilitate the purchase of the second set of spawns prior to inoculation...thank you

Publication of educational children's books

Hi people - I can say I am now author with one book in Amazon. The previous loan made me appreciate the effort taken to self publish. The feedback I am getting is that more has to be done on my part as the author. this means I have to do self promotion so as to get potential buyers to actually buy the book. Meanwhile am working on another book to have it alongside with the first one. I intend to have it as a series.

Business expansion

Thank you very much for the last loan, I was actually sick and needed money for medication. You actually gave me a loan and I was able to get treatment I am now ok

Bird maintenance

I have started a poultry farming business in which I was able to start with only 4 local birds. Now they are 10 birds. I plan on upscaling the number to 1000 which will be the maximum capacity.

Maize to add to my stock in my cereals shop

Hello Zidisha,

Thank you for supporting my small-scale cereals business. Thank you for helping me secure rental premises from which to carry out y trade. I am very grateful to all of you. Thank you very much. I am excited to walk the next phase of my business together with you.



This loan has boosted my medical Bill's now am able to purchase medications I would have not managed to do so without this loan


Catering business

Hi Elsy! I am so encouraged by your ambition to start a catering business. I look forward to following along to see how it goes for you, and will pray for your success. God bless you!

Computer power backup

I will buy a generator to help with my business during power blackouts.

Add more beehives to my apiary

With this loan loan I will purchase 5 beehives at a cost of 5000/50USD. This will increase my revenue once they are colonised. Thanks so much for your support.

Hospital construction project

EDEM!!! I haven't been on Zidisha in ages! How've you been? It was such a nice surprise to log in & see your new loan project :-) Congratulations, building a hospital is such a great thing to be a part of :-) How'd the laundry business go, did that Google Maps thing ever end up making much of a difference? Did it manage to make a recovery after covid eased up, or the impact was too great? So sorry about that by the way, covid couldn't have made things easy... But I tip my hat to you, you're always so good at diversifying; the pineapple farm looked great! & Hiring out your concrete mixer sounded like a great idea :-)

Really hope life is making you smile man - Emma

Publication of educational children's books

Hamjambo ! Its been a while. I hope you are well. I am working on a follow up book after 'Sema hapana kwa vijidudu' . I changed the title a bit to ' Sema hapana kwa ukataji miti'. This is part of building my profile. Attached is the cover page

To buy a reception desk computer for my company

Hello... Thanks for to your support. I received my loan fully. Yesterday i bought my long awaited device (Digital voltmeter/multimeter) and immediately after getting to the office we got a job that required its use.. Its perfect and i can't stop appreciating for your support. This has also enabled me to pay partial amount to of the loan.

Purchase of dad's oxygen concentrator

My loan is fully funded,

I appreciate your kind support.

I hadn't read your comment LJ and wish you can repost it. My father referred to here is my "father-in-law" who stays with me. My biology father died on 10/7/2010. Just to clarify that.

I'm so grateful to all the community for your support. You're all great!

Cottages renovation

I intend to renovate my cottages by painting both exterior and interior so the money you have lend me will be used to purchase high quality paint for both indoor and out door and for paying for the labour of work done.

Thank you so much for your kind heart I am truly grateful and may God remember each one of you on your time of need.

Cottages renovation

I used my completed loan to furnish my dining area by adding more tables and chairs to accommodate more people, the dinning table is a 8 seater which is very suitable for big families they now sit together when having meals, previously we had small tables that accommodated 2 and 3 people, I also bought a 5 seater dining table and still used the other 2 and 3 seaters for couples and for individuals. The last thing I did i put a concrete pavement around my compound which costed $ 1000, my compound looks really beautiful with the nice flowers and trees that makes the place look even better. A big thank you for all who helped me in achieving this by sending your finances I am truly grateful to y'all and to Zidisha may you live long.

Antonio poultry farm

Thankyou to the lenders and backers .I want to take this opportunity to proudly announce how zidisha has helped me expand my poultry farming bussines.. from the first day of joining zidisha

Clear family loan

Zidisha loan is of great help in this tough economic times, it makes the every day burdens like paying school fees and stock additions lighter. One one for the team is thank you, indeed i am greatfull



Hello,its been tough period especially with covid pandemic. Since then nothing has ever been the same,business shutting down and inflation on our neck but we managed to come out victorious. My poultry farm has been doing well and now I have also manage to start rabbits farming

Dairy farming

Dear lenders, it been long looking for my dairy cow. But today I was able to buy cow at a cost of kshs 60,000.she is producing 3 litre and she is 5 month pregnant. Hope in few months will be able to produce more milk. Now I will be able sell one half litre at a cost of kshs 45 per litre and will able repay the loan an also remain with some milk for family use.

Publication of educational children's books

Hi good people, still working on the next book a series " Sema hapana kwa jangwa" or say no to desert /deforestation. This will boost my profile which I am working on. No sales this month from the book .. am unknown

Insurance premiums policy

greetings my lenders how have you been? this is what I use to do business of transportation and am happy u have been keeping me in prayers

Buying organic fertilizer, pesticides & herbicides

With the funds am raising from this Zidisha loan, I would to buy organic fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides for vegetable farming to get rid of worms attacking the vegetables and other farming inputs to help me in developing my vegetable gardens to have a good harvest. Therefore I will be able to grow more crops for sell and earn more profits. Am anticipating my profits to increase from 4000 ZMW to 8000 ZMW.
Thank you so much my lenders for your support and efforts for funding my loan. God bless you

Cottages renovation

OMG..... This calls for coffee and blueberry muffins....I have completed my loan payment I am so grateful to God for enabling me,it was a tough journey COVID-19 messed up with my business but nothing lasts forever I am now back on my feet and doing better. hope Zidisha will lend me more money.

Add items to my provisions shop

Thank you all for supporting my dream . This loan will help me add some few items to my shop.

Add more beehives to my apiary

The loan i have just finished repaying was of great help to me because assisted me secure my apiary. I have no problem with any intruders coming to harm my beehives.

Buy cooking utensils to prepare food to sell

Thanks so much for assisting me. Am so glad you have assisted me.
Thanks so much for helping me
God bless you for helping me.
Thanks so much

Purchase of inventory

I purchased inventory for my shop and that investment had increased my earnings from 5% to 7% after tax.I have used the earnings to reinvest back into the business to make more money.I have been able to help people in my community by doing social responsibility for them.

Introduction of mushroom farming

Special gratitude to Wairimu Gathii for your generosity and belief in my project.I will now effortlessly use the funds to obtain 2 kilos of mushroom spawn as part of an ambitious project i have embarked on to supplement income generation streams.Thank you and be blessed

Mobile money business

Zidisha loan has helped my business in the past years. I've experienced a lot of business growth due to the benefits of this amazing community.