Project Updates

Browse Projects


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 cereals 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

To add 4 computers and speed printer to my cybercafe

Hello Lenders;
Indeed you are more than of our parents because after your course here in Kenya your parents now gives you a go a head to promote your self. Imagine where to go if you did not secure a good job or you lack capital to start your own business. Indeed for me Zidisha boosted my business to a great position since I could have not qualified for loans here in Kenya for their restrictions for the loan such as a logbook, a tittle deed and the like, but for Zidisha trusting and a face book account are the only qualifications for the loan.
my loan is now 78% funded please continue to fund it up to 100%.
Thanks a lot.
God Bless you

Extension of my bistro

Juste vous faire un aperçu de mon petit coin

Buy cooking appliances for my hotel

Dennis Furr, you've just made my day. God Bless you so much! Hardship growing up made me venture into business. Your daughter is lucky to have a caring dad who knows the importance of investing.

I promise to pay back and hopefully meet you someday. Once again, be Blessed.

Bedan Waweru


Buy cooking appliances for my hotel

I'm happy to fund your business. I'm teaching my daughter the importance of investing and have now invested in several Kenyan businesses my contribution towards her first apartment. It is my intent for her to learn from my experience the value of mutual benefit.


Aqcuire more stock to my cerial shop to boost my sales

How much does a bar of soap cost? I'm curious as I watched a lecture yesterday linking hand washing and infant mortality.

Inventory of bananas for market stall

The two boys and one girl are together in a secondary school called Moi, in Nakuru. I am responsible for their education. The taller boy is an orphan born to my late elder brother. He is called Peter Onyango. He is in form 3. The other boy is called Brian Otieno and he is in form 2. The father is unable to cater for his education. The girl is called Florence Atieno and is in form 2. The father and the mother are both poor and are unable to educate her.

Inventory of bananas for market stall

The attached photo is for two primary school going pupils that I educate. The taller one ( John Ochieng ) is the first born of my first born daughter and the other one ( Luise Ochieng ) is the first born of my second daughter.

Simben I.C.T. College

As the year gets to the end there shall be a lot of work for printing of college project for submitted to various learning institution by students. I look forward to capitalize on this to improve my income. I intent to clear this loan as soon as possible and get the second loan, i top it up to get a new Epson printer that is economical with cartridges. All in all i thank you all for your valid support.

Inventory of cereals for my retail shop

Jambo Ahadi.
Am very impressed with your words. Am even surprised that you can speak some swahili language! I promise to help people in Kisauni. Kwaheri pia.

To buy second-hand shoes to sell

Thanks to zidisha loan i have acquire a small shop and soon i will stock my small shop

To buy a hatching generator to power my incubator

Good morning zidisha,

Today i am working on hatching my next bunch of chicks., thank you all for your support.

Construction of brooder

Thank you so much, Janet. Trying my very best for my kids! They deserve the best!! Be blessed!

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

Dear to all my lender,

I am very greatfull to you for your loan that i recieved one month ago.It has really help me to grow up my business and generate more income.Now my whole life and that of my family has been improved.From the profit i can feed them and pay school fees and as well i repay my loan.I cant thank you enough but may God bless you all.


To buy a hatching generator to power my incubator

.....And in the chicken house, the small pips are trying to survive

To buy a hatching generator to power my incubator

chick hatching

To buy a hatching generator to power my incubator

Dear lenders,

Today i hatched 75 chicks.. however this is not enough to supply orders from the farmers. this is why i need assistance to buy the genarator.

Thank you

Loan to buy a computer for my cyber cafe

In the lab studying

Material for school uniforms

Thank you Jim for message concerning your family, I am 28 years old, am a second born in a family of four.
Two girls two boys. Our first born is a boy who is Suleiman my elder brother aged 29 and twins a girl and and boy my young brother and sister (Rukia + Shabadi)
My brother he is at home jobless, i managed to get employed for few years then i got blessed to start my own small business and where i am today struggling to expand my business.

Material for school uniforms

Hi Maliha,
I have two daughters, Maliha, both in their early 20's who are out in the world and busy with their lives. One of them sews whimsical creations of colored tutu's for children and sells them besides doing her full time job of being a nanny. My other daughter is a worker at a call center for a cellular phone company who has a rambunctious three year old daughter of her own. These are busy girls. My wife and I are older, retired from working for income, and enjoy our home and garden. Thanks for inquiring about my family. All the best, Jim

Additional products for clothing/apparel store

I am very busy in the field of public library administration tasks. I still found time to develop my business. I am also glad that my business is growing. Loan capital of Zidisha, I have been used to add various brands of mineral water products, gas tube and products egg-nut in the brand of SEDAP BETUL. All further added production and sales turnover.
I am very grateful to all lenders of Zidisha. Hopefully, all the more successful and more prosperous.

Tuition & books to complete a university degree in Nursing

Hi Lenders. l have got my loan and l am able to buy some books for my studies.with this l will be able to increase my knowledge about my profession studies. Thank you all very much.