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To help pay for machine maintenance, fabrics and supplies

I paid my electricity bill from the money I received and my business is making progress

Goods for my cosmetics and grocery shop

Thank you all my lenders and members of Zidisha community for helping me, this loan will help purchase additional stocks for my grocery shop which in turn will help make profit. i really appreciate all of you.

Community testing of blood pressure and blood sugar

Dear Zidisha family. Thank you all for your support in the project. Now am ready to serve my community in a much better way than before. Am looking forward to partner with you more often. Thank you.
Robert Muga
Roblynnes Pharmacy Ltd

Repair my fuel pump

Thanks so much for helping me. Am very thankful . I have been able to repair my fuel pump with the addition of money to it.
Thank you so much fir helping me

Mtumba second hand clothes

Since I increased my stock my sales have increased from an average of 1500 daily to 2500 daily.
Now i am able to repay the loan and provide for my family comfortably without any struggle
I really appreciate all of you who funded my project

To help pay for machine maintenance, fabrics and supplies

With this loan it really helps me to pay my electricity bill. It will help to avoid cutting of my light. God bless all my backers

My music video shooting/production

Am so much greatful I have received ksh. 2005 .I Will buy empty CDs and cover printing papers and ban CDs. Thank you once more for funding my project. Peace be with you all

Transportation for livestock and crop farming

To everyone who has helped to fund my project, I thank you so much.
Blessings to all of you and I pray for your success in life.

This contribution is going to help me work on my farm. I will buy some
fencing net as well as do some clearing of the land and prepare some
area for for coconut planting.

Thanks to all of you again for your help and this helps me to continue
hoping for my goal of improving my fowls and crops farm while aiming
to buy a vehicle to serve the farming community.

Nicholas Sarkodee

Additional tractor for hauling sugarcane for farmers to the factory

The tractor currently loading cane from farmers land to the Sugar factory.The tractor is of high demand in the area and hence the need to additional one for faster carriage.

To put toward buying fertilizer for my farm work

Thanks so much for assisting me . Am very glad that I have been lended to.
The money has really assisted me in buying part of the fertiliser. Thanks yo all my lenders

More stock for my phone shop

Wishing you the best of luck in your business

Buying and selling fruits and vegetables

Thank you Mrs goma Regina and Mrs Ruth zozi both from Zambia
Am so greatful to both of you
I will use the loan to buy cereals and vegetables for my stall and then sell them for a profit
May God bless the two of you

Venturing into second-hand baby clothes

Hey everyone..thank you so much for funding my loan.
The loan will help me to buy a phone for easier comminication and also enable me to take clear photos .
Stay blessed

Payment for online course for myself

Thank you for funding my loan it will go a long way in learning the right skills for my business

Marketing for my web-design business

I used my previous loan to get some online marketing content created for my website business. Thank you.

To put toward buying a sewing machine & fabric/materials

I will buy a new industrial sewing machine and more fabric materials as this will benefit to meet demand from my customers especially on school uniforms and dressing making from the customer and in addition I also want to build a new shop to be operating in as where iam is not conducive especially during rain season and expecting my profits to grow from 1800 ZMW to 3000 ZMW.
Thank you so much my lender for your awesome support.

South cee hardware

Again I will like to say thank you so much team for your support You really gave me the hope that was going down. I really thank you so much because now am growing to another level by time. Thank you for your kindness and keep on supporting the small business people like me. Again thank you so much.

To put toward more stock for my provisions shop

Thankyou very much my lenders. I appreciate your contributions towards me. I will use the money diligently to add more stock. Thanks once more

To clear school fees for my daughter

Hello zidisha team, I just opened my email and I got in My inbox the good news that My loan has been fully funded.
From My thank you so much My fellow brothers who have worked hard to bring things together, May God bless you again and again.
*The money will be used next week when school reopen to buy learning materials and payment of school for My daughters.. blessing And precious.

Hiring a grocery shop attendant

Thanks for another opportunity to fund my project. The monies will be used to continue restocking my small shop and a little bit to get my two children back to school. This will help me to continue making cash flow in my business. Once again thank you for your continuous support.

Publication of educational children's books

Hamjambo good people - I received the funds (18,088 shillings). Embarked on writing the second book on Amazon. As the library was closed I had to find another venue to do the work. this cost a 14,000 shillings paid on the first of this month. Thanks again for making this happen

Paying for my CPA exams

Hello zidisha team,I am jubilated with your overwhelming funding,I lack words to express how am feeling right now,I knew zidisha team is my family,and wouldn't let me down,thank you zidisha team,may God continue blessing you abundantly so that you can continue empowering young entrepreneurs.
The funds as soon as I receive am going to pay for my exams which will cost me approximately 190 dollars,the remaining amount am going to input in my business which is currently doing well.
Once again may God repay you for what you doing in changing lives.may the whole zidisha team be blessed with long life and good health.

CPU purchase for my cybercafe

i bought 4 more rims of paper with the funds which helped me to photocopy and print more handouts for the students in a university near my business, because of this i made an increase of ksh.3500 which i have used to pay back the loan and the remaining i bought i keyboard . Becuase of more job i took my brother to come and help me at the work place and paid him an appreciation daily

Replace wi-fi cable at my cybercafe

God bless you. I received the loan and spent it on my cyber. Thank you so much

To start rice farming

My last loan was to buy a fridge, as i had a baby on the way, and i wanted to refrigerate his milk, when i go back to work from maternity leave, to ensure 6 months exclusive breastfeeding. This was a success and baby is now 11 months old
Thanks to you

More stock for my phone shop

Hello lenders, I am very much grateful for your loan. The loan boosted my business to the level where I able to complete my house through the profit I get from my business. The loan changed my living standard very much. I really thankful. God bless you.

Selling educational posters and textbooks

Dear Cecilia,
it's a pleasure to see your enterprise growing. Therefore, I'm happy to support you again.
Good luck!
Kind Regards from Switzerland,

Improving the mental health of kids through sports

I wish you blessings and prosperity. Good luck teaching the kids to skate!

To expand my retail clothing store

First and foremost allow me to thank Zidisha community for believing in me and lending me finances to start my small hawking business. The journey has not been easy but I thank God for the far that I have come. I started off my business in 2014 while I was in campus by hawking and selling inner wears for the ladies part time while studying for my degree. My business originally was on the sale of ladies inner wears from 2014 to 2017.I used to sell outside my campus in a shade and at times I hawked within the university and this greatly reduced the operation costs since I did not pay any shop rent.
Currently, from 2018 to date, I managed to expand my clothing business from ladies' inner wears to all kinds of ladies clothing from dresses, skirts, trousers and blouses. Additionally, I managed to rent a big shop space that can accommodate both the ladies clothing and ladies saloon. By doing so I was able to create employment to two ladies hairdressers paid based on commission who work in my shop while I sell ladies clothing.
My struggle now with the current economy is that am in need of a loan to finance stock of hair braids, hair accessories and also stocking of ladies clothing.
I believe this is the right platform to help me continue growing my dreams to not only better my life but also the lives of others around me by creating more job opportunities.

''The ICT Academy''

Thanks for being my funder. I am an emerging charity entrepreneur. Visit my web page

For a reading project in my community

I want to seize the moment to say a big thank you to Mr. Richard and Tim for allowing themselves to be my channel of blessing. May the good LORD bless you and multiply what soever your hands touch. This money will be used to purchase books and would go along way to help my community in the light of education. I am highly motivated to also become a blessing to others as long as I'm linked to this noble family (Zidisha) indeed you are story changers. God bless you all.

Publication of educational children's books

Hi Olumide - am grateful for your kind gesture. I hope you are doing well.

the funds will be used to publish another book on amazon now that am familiar with the process. Promote myself on social media( this is a real challenge) as am promoting the usage of Kiswahili online. I hope to make a stable income as an author/publisher.
Thanks to Zidisha for making it happen - I will keep you posted

Publication of educational children's books

I would like to thank the Zidisha team for the support. The funds were used to get my first book published (now on Amazon). It was used to purchase online resources to get as much information on self publishing - it was also used to print a few hard copies. Sales are trickling in slowly but with a few more publications and marketing I believe the books will sell. I also intend to partner with a few teachers.

For my son's education

I consider myself a veteran with Zidisha, and my record is clean. I know what Zidisha has done in my life, and I have personally grown financially, and my kids educated courtesy fo Zidisha.

My wife is now running the project that was seeded out of Zidisha, and so does my son who is soon completing college. I am taking this loan to partially invest with my wife and start a partnership with my son.

He knows Zidisha works, and when he is responsible enough, I will recommend him to apply for his own loans.

Thank you.

Buy an incubator

My previous loan helped me to purchase 5 goats , this is to boost my poultry business. Because of the loans i can see my dreams and vision been achieved. All thanks to Zidisha for making it possible.

Paying for my CPA exams

Hello zidisha team,It is my hope that you are keeping safe,my last loan helped me increase profits since I was able to add stock ain my clothes selling business and also was able to buy good quality food for my pigs and was also able to finish successfully my CPA(certified public accountant) 1 and 2, unfortunately when corona happened my business were not doing well because pig food prices were increased and thus profit decreased,also the cost of buying mitumba(second hand clothes) also increased,customers purchasing power also decreased thus a reduction in profit,after a deliberation and discussing with my husband I decided to sell all my pigs and the stock of clothes I had and decided to venture into another business,I was also able to get employment as an assistant accountant at a company called muigai commercial agency in Nakuru Kenya,I must say that were it not for zidisha team I wouldn't be able to get employment as an accountant because with your help I was able to sit for my exams and passed.

Internet service provider

Despite, late payment let confess that, the previous loan really propelled my progress. I'm much ahead.
I used the funding to start a business of selling internet services within Nairobi.

To put toward buying 7 sewing machines to develop skills

With the funds raised from this loan I need to buy 7 sewing machine to help teach and develop sewing skills for young girls in our community. I have embarked on a bigger project of sewing more reusable washable sanitary pads. This is because the demand has increased for our target market who in this case are the women and young ladies. The profits made will used to to more fabric materials for sewing more clothing so as to earn more income generation and develop more skill in our community.

Thank you to you all my lenders that have supported me to see to it that my business project becomes a success.May God bless all

Buying a tuk-tuk for taxi business

Doing service for Tuk tuk after purchase.The new Tuk tuk costs 2600$ from dayun.Much appreciation to lenders.

Farming equipment

I would like to improve my farming activities so I will use the loan to purchase fertilizer to support my crops. Thank you

To put toward buying 7 sewing machines to develop skills

Dear Mr Doug Henderson, am so happy for your support and encouraging words, indeed my project has attracted many youths our community especially many that have dropped out of school and now loitering the streets can find relief by learning how to sew and become independent. Thank you very much sir once again for your support.

Grade three school project of rearing chicken

Hi Caroline, thank you for your commitment to children's education. We need more Caroline's in the world :) With love from NZ - Rachel.

Order vegetables to sell

Thanks rlfor lending this loan to me
It has really helped me and I will like to thank you all for helping me

Publication of educational children's books

Its on Amazon now as 'Say no to germs: Sema hapana kwa vijidudu'..the link is This is for the kindle version at $1.50.

The paperback version is being reviewed. If approved i will post the link.

Looking at the possibilities of having a free window..

To put toward buying 7 sewing machines to develop skills


Good luck with your venture. I admire you for teaching others and helping others to better themselves. I have had people in my background that have done that for me.

Additional heifer

Hello family, I am so grateful for you trusting and lending my project. I received the funds and immediately put the funds to purpose. I am now a real farmer because I managed to buy a heifer as I had outlined in my proposal. Thank you and am humbled.


I would like to buy a water tank for storying more water for my project this will help me carb the water shortages during drought season in my area where many people depend on rain water which is seasonal.Thanks alot Mr PaulE and Mr Amanda Linde for the support


Thanks you again for your support. My business has grown and as my family we are managing at least now with three meals and manage to pay school fees for my child and my dependant and paying electricity bills at least as a business we are making K400 every week.

For putting toward my mother's hospital bills

Thank you for making my dream and goals possible to give me the loan to pay off my mother's hospital bill's and other expenses needed

Laptop battery so I can work from home in online jobs

First of all, I want to thank each and everyone that contributed to my funding am very happy. I will use the money to buy laptop battery to help me work online and earn income to help me settle my bills. This was so fast. My heart is full of gratitude and anyone that contributed towards my funds, may God bless you abundantly. May God fill your pockets and enlarge your territory. I am out of words all I can say is thank you a lot.