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Purchase of beauty products

Hi Lenders, I would like to inform you that my salon is currently doing well and it is my pleasure to increase my loan payments from ksh487 to ksh2000.I hope this will sound well to my lenders,and result to good relationship between me and lenders.My business income has grown from ksh25000 per month to ksh30000 per month this the main reason why have made up my mind to increase my loan so that I may qualify for my next loan and expand my business further.

Inventory forcosmetics,clothes and handbags

I am happy that my business is really doing good.My sales have gone high from making 4000k a day to 7000k.Zidisha has helped me improve my business big time.Don't be surprised for paying my loan faster it's because here in Kenya we are approaching high season and I really need to be prepared and stock my boutique and cosmetic so that I supply my customers with whatever they need and this is through getting good money from Zidisha.I have enrolled a few people and more still to come.Thank you once again.

For direct sales of second-hand clothes in an open market

wow,have been funded for the second time,my dreams are great for this funds having in mind that we are approaching festive season. am going to increase my stock of customers segment and boom to yarn more profit .thanks to all my lenders and zidisha family at large.

Purchase a laminator and a binding machine

am so grateful zidisha. God bless you all. just to say.....

Poultry structure

I would like to change repayment schedule so that i can repay the loans much faster and apply for another.I will be proceeding on leave in December where i plan to travel upcountry and look for a reliable supplier of fish.I plan to open a fish market in January to supplement the profit i earn from poultry business. I thank zidisha team for your support .it is because of you that my dream is turning into a reality.My God bless you all.

Research project

i started a vegetable business that has now grown and i have been able to start a chicken business with the proceeds. I would like to grow my chicken business with the next zidisha loan.

A loan to buy computers for training and use in cyber cafe

Me and my new computers

Computer supplies for my cybercafe

Hi my good people. Today i just want to tel you that my two business are doing okay and am so happy because it is you people that have made this come true, without you, i wouldn't have gone this far. I really thank you and may you continue assisting me and others. I will remain faithful and trustful to you all the time. I will soon post my new photos while on my two businesses to see where and how the shops look like now. The generator i bought is really assisting my computer business so much when there is power blackouts. Thank you so much again and may you be blessed.

I want to add stock for my business

hi zidisha am very thankful for what you are doing in my life since i joined zidisha my life has changed alot and i am planning to start aprinting job.tshirt printing job.i have already ordered for machine that will be used for printing of the tshirt is the one on my profile picture.

Equip and stock my salon

Thanks JillV for acknowledging my effort. The loan has improved my business drastically after buying the new hair drier. I am very grateful for your support. These are two photos - the drier and the me working on a client.

To add 4 computers and speed printer to my cybercafe

Dear all ( Zidisha Lenders,Zidisha staff and Zidisha volunteers),
Let me take this time to thank all of you for this great support you have given me. Lenders you have finally done it to fund my loan to 100%. Indeed this is is my third loan which have qualified for. We have come from very far with you my first loan was USD 50, second loan was USD 311 and now USD 485. for the first loan and second loan I have been using them very well and I hope also to use this third loan the same.

To help purchase land for building a home and rearing chickens

Workers putting up the fence.

To help purchase land for building a home and rearing chickens

The chicken roaming freely in the compound

To help purchase land for building a home and rearing chickens

One side of the completed fence

To help purchase land for building a home and rearing chickens

Good morning lenders,
I have finally managed to get the photos of the perimeter fence that i put up using the loans you gave me. I will forever be grateful for your help.
Now my chicken can roam the compound without fear of interfering with my neighbors' garden.
Am uploading the photos in afew.


Rental playstation 2 dan 3 dan service stik

Trying to get some attention to your project here. Not sure if I'll succeed, I'm just a little voice on the internet. Hope it comes together for you.

Help me build temporary green house for tomatoes

Thanks so much lenders. I am so humbled by your kind gesture to support.Once again thank you and welcome for A piece of water melon anytime you visit Kenya between December and January

Buying school uniforms to sell

I thank you all the lenders for trusting me with your money,after you gave me the funds my sales have increased due to the fact that most of my customers are getting all the products they want unlike when i didn't have the funds. Am looking forward to expanding my business more and more.
My God bless you all.

Increase inventory for clothing retail business

Hi Carolyne,
Im so glad to hear that you got the loan! This is my first time lending on Zidisha. I chose your business because you seem like a smart business woman who knows your customers and what services they need at different times of the year. Best wishes and please let me know how you go!
Kind regards,

To add two computers and printer to my cybercafe

WOOI WOOI;Thank you lenders now am happy for the great support you have given me. Actually my loan is fully funded and am waiting for the disbursement of the loan. I will buy the computers and the printer and my customers I think will be happy with this.

Renovate my shop(jackshop) and add new stocks

This evening, I got mpesa message crediting my a/c with the sum I had borrowed from zindisha. Am so grard for this funding and already tomorrow, I will make an order for goods I had quoted in my application. Thanks zindisha community.

Adding stock of home supplies in my shop

Part of this is contribution from zidisha lenders. I look fowaward to your continuedd support

Kui's Bureau (typesetting, photocopying, binding, lamination, scanning, and design)

Its been a long time since i last wrote to you (my Zidisha Lenders); am well and good great with my business. i was able to purchase a second hand computer which is helping me and i was able to have a trainee who helps me learn the bureau. I thought i need some more time before hiring a permanent help thats why i picked on a trainee who is proving to be very helpful. Am still hopeful in future i will be able to do that. Otherwise its all thanks to Almighty as well as to my Lenders for their effortless help they have accorded me. Thank you again and be blessed!

Rental playstation 2 dan 3 dan service stik

Thanks zidisha and funders thanks to you all I can develop my PS2 rental business. The evidence that I elaborated effort.

Tuition & books to complete a university degree in Nursing

Dear Lenders, l am glad for the support you gave me when l needed loan to buy books for my studies, l am getting well with my studies and nursing profession.

Buy pedigree cows for my dairy farm

Hi lenders and zidisha fraternity!I am fine too.Things are not bad.I have collected my first batch of 200 birds a week ago and haven order the second batch.The chicken house is ready and cow project is on course .I have disposed other 40 indigenous chicken.The amount raised will help in payment of school fees balances.Student are at half term break for three days.I wish all good times.

Irrigation equipments to grow tomatoes for sale

One week down the line, this is how they were looking........i promise to keep you posted my lenders and the team of cos.

Irrigation equipments to grow tomatoes for sale

This was after four weeks in the nursery bed, i had to get some casuals to help transplant and it went on well. It was tiring but fun at the same time.

Carp-hatchery operations

The ponds i plan to rent


Everyone loves shoes! Happy to help expand your inventory. Go make lots of money!!

Loan for building materials to build a house

In my office working , thank you zidisha team, this far you have played a big role in my life, God bless you.

Oil palm plantations

after i get a loan from zidisha first, I immediately use the funds to buy toxic grass, I am very grateful to the funders on the amount of funds given oil palm plantations belonging to me now looks clean ,, then I get a second loan, I use for the purchase of fertilizer.
Later today I filed a $ 170.00 loan to buy fertilizer shortage ,, I hope the funds given to three of my fast, so that I can cultivate my garden regularly to fruition maximum predictably, thank you zidisha

Oil palm plantations


Rental premises for my cereal business

thank you for the was disbursed to me sometime this week and i must say it has worked wonders...i used the same to buy extra cereal for my business...good news is, i have even expanded my range of dry grain by stocking wheat, and it is already almost running out of stock because the demand for the commodity is literally hitting the roof...i cannot possibly say this enough times...God Bless Zidisha.

Purchase a laminator and a binding machine

these words to zidisha.....

Purchase a laminator and a binding machine

thank you for the opportunity. its my wish and hope that my loan will now be fully funded soon

Tea farming

@JimVandegriff, ZionLion, dipringle, Mikers, and SvenWaage
I extend a heartfelt thanks to you all for your kind gestures. Not only did the money arrive when I needed it most but it came with some motivation. I will be forever grateful.

University tuition fees

Thanks so much to zidisha team for assisting me to pay my tuition fees, may God bless zidisha team. Amen

To add 3 computers and skype equipment to my cybercafe

Dear all,
My business from last week has been doing very well which is a good remarkable that in future it will do very great. Imagine lenders whereby my profits raised from USD 86 to USD 106. Therefore lenders yesterday I found it necessary to repay all my loan to enable me post for a new loan to catch up with the challenges which are facing now my cybercafe such as to add a skype equipment and at least to add 3 computers to satisfy my customers needs. Hopefully lenders you will fund my loan in good time to enable me go as per my proposal.
Thank you and God bless you all.
Find my photos here which sometimes describes my business very well.

Stock of blank dvds, cds and storage devices for mobile photo business

am very happy that through the loan i acquired i was able to buy a second hand 3 in 1 photocopy machine and now i can earn extra income since i don't spend much on printing photo for my customers. Above all am able to render photocopying, scanning and printing services to other customers.

Money Transfers & Electronic Refills

Dear lenders, I told you once again thank you. I get my money yesterday 16 October 2014 I was immediately put to work and I promise to give you my news regularly as I always have.

Purchase a laminator and a binding machine

serving my customers wholeheartedly is what i like most. i therefore always commit my work before God to establish my plans. thanks to God and thanks to zidisha team for their support

Purchase a laminator and a binding machine

its so enjoyable to do the profession of your dreams and furthermore to be your own boss

Set of studio lights

Working with children in slums

Funds to boost my farming of red onions

Good day my lenders: I am sincerely pleased by this project, and whoever started it was very noble in the heart and in mind. I have seen a lot of breakthrough in by day to day business activities and its my sincere hope and objectives to work hard and harder to become probably the first most successful Alumni in business from Zidisha project.
How I hope all the stakeholders of this project will continue to share a healthy relationship that will bring mutual understanding amongest this rapidly growing community.

Once again I would like to recognize the effort of my honored lenders as they continue to keep this project alive and helping it to focus on it's objectives. I would like to apply for another loan once am through with repayment of the current one in order to expand my cloth business which I had started with funds gotten from selling of eggs from my chicken Rearing business which I started courtesy of zidisha loan.

Buy kale, tomatoes, rice, potatoes, and onions to sell

Hey Naomi,
I'm just fine. My baby girl is 27 years old and still my baby and I'll tell her you said hi. I'd like to think of you as a friend.
Best wishes, Ann

Buy kale, tomatoes, rice, potatoes, and onions to sell

Hehehehe Ann thank you so much for everything,anybody who always think of you must be a good friend who you must be indeed.Even here in Kenya during dry season we find it hard to find kale sometimes but during rainy season it's more again.Anyway am ok and hope you are too?Say hi to you baby girl.

Thank you

More medicines & family-planning products

I have able to buy new drugs.i thank zidisha and my dear lenders

An incubator for my poultry farm

I have used the loan to improve the poultry house. This has enabled me add more poultry meaning more eggs. My income has increased and l have managed to pay fees for the two students who l sponsor. I am considering buying an incubator for them to start a hatcery business since there is a high demand for chicks.

Buy kale, tomatoes, rice, potatoes, and onions to sell

Hi Naomi,
Thanks for sharing the good news. I thought of you when I went to the market. People were annoyed because the farmers had no kale to sell.
Best wishes for continued success, Ann