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Add stock of cereal and M-Pesa shop float

Feel hopeful and full of thanks for the people who never knew you but gave a helping hand.
Thank you

Publication of educational children's books

Hi, trying to beat a deadline in one of the corners at the library. The title had to change a bit.. to reflect the audience and make it relevant. Still its 'Sema Hapana'

Publication of educational children's books

Hi , The work is still ongoing. Delay because the library staff mentioned that i would have to go through a publisher (to edit and proof read the manuscript) and one publisher(Chance publishers) was offering to do the work for 20,000/= and print 3,000 copies for a book that is 30 pages. The initial cost is high but once the template is made it becomes cheaper.

I have opted to do it on Amazon and and upload the book before Wednesday. Its cheaper and there are no printing costs. Only print on demand or order. The challenge is formating the book to accommodate KIswahili language(not supported).

Andrew M

For a ram

I am a sheep farmer. The problem is that I don't own a ram which has lead to delay in breeding of my ewes. This amount will enable me to buy good breed of a young ram. Improved breeds of my sheep will mean a good income from my farm.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all the members who funded my project. I can now buy the ram.

Hiring a grocery shop attendant

Good morning Good people, Am well and blessed this morning. Always grateful for what zidisha is doing to change the lives of many throughout the world mine included. The last loan I received really helped me. I have a small tuck shop co-owned with my wife which was struggling to restock following poor sales during these pre-corona times. I re-stocked with the funds loaned and once more the business is up and doing fine. The increased earnings though not so much, but enabled me pay a sizeable chunk of my children's school fees. It's my belief if this picks and continues this way will be able to stabilize and pay for even more needs of my young family. I believe this next funding will push me even more to revamp my stocks.


For a reading project in my community

Good luck, Douglas!

Buying equipment

know there are a number of things you have achieved, because of some special people you have in your life. I’m sure if you look back, you will know you wouldn’t be here but for those special persons. thank you

To put toward buying new sewing machine for dressmaking

I will buy 3 sewing machine and employ 2 helpers as demand is growing at my tailoring shop. This will help me to serve my customers on time as they bring their orders in bulk especially school uniforms.
Thank you to you all o my lenders for supporting me once again, am so grateful and may God bless you more.

Pay school fees for my kid

Thank you all for the quick funding of my loan. I will deposit the cash to the school's bank account now so the kid can report to school tomorrow morning.

Pay school fees for my kid

This community is so helpful. I love being a member.

To put toward buying 7 sewing machines to develop skills

Dear lenders and backers the previous loan you helped to raise indeed did a lot for me, especially on part of teaching and impacting young girls our community to acquire sewing skill on reusable sanitary pads. Am grateful for your support because these funds have gone in vain because more youths benefiting in our community and there lives are changing because of your support through Zidisha loan.
Thank you very much for supporting me in this project, I hope will also support me in the same project future. Thank you

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.

Buying organic fertilizer, pesticides & herbicides

The loan you supported me helped a lot I bought all all the farming inputs and the vegetables are growing very well, am so happy with Zidisha Loans and life is really changing and that of my family. Thank you very much and may God bless .

Chicken feed for my poultry project

Thank you all,

May God Bless You.

Now i can purchase chicken feed for my poultry.

I am grateful.


To put toward buying a sewing machine & fabric/materials

Dear my lenders and backers of my loan, am so happy you supported me in my previous loan and I was able to buy the sewing machine and buy some fabric materials , I made school uniforms and jerseys and I was able to generate good profits, with Zidisha loan I can now see the light otherwise I had lost hope. Thank you for your efforts and support.

Add new products to my provisions shop

All the best

For a reading project in my community

I will like to say a big thanks to my backers for their kindness in supporting me raise the money I requested for. This was really helpful in order to help boast my credit limit. As it were, the actual amount needed to fund my project is quite higher than what my credit limit can enable to me to acquire and so, the only best remedy is to build good credentials and prove my legibility in my repayment of the loan I acquire until my credit limit is enough to execute my project.
I'm really grateful for being there for me and as being here requires, I am willing to help raise funds for others as far as I can meet the targets o their needs. Thank you!

Livestock feeds

Hello, zidisha team. Many thanks to this supportive organization. personally, I want to thank Alfred Ofori for the last loan.
I managed to top up my savings and bought a complete toolbox that has dramatically improved efficiency in my work. am looking forward to growing with you all.

To put toward more stock for my provisions shop

Thankyou for the money. I have already received the ordered bag of charcoal and its ready for sale. Thanks very much

Transporting vegetables to market

Last loan helped me in transportation. The distance from where I sell my things and main market is two and a half kilometers. So I was helped a lot. I use motorbike to transport. Zidisha came in help when I needed money most. My business is growing hope Zidisha will still be there for me

Poutry business

Thank you so much my supporter's,I was able to buy some timber to build a structure for my poultry business

Tomatoes for sale

Thanks so much my supporters.
I will use the funds to buy vegetable items at wholsale price and sell at retail prices.
I will purchase a box of tomatoes, a sack of onions and another sack of irish potatoes.
After selling I predict to a profitvof about ksh 3000/= per week.
I will use profit repay my loan and use the remaining for upkeep of my children who are in college.
Thanks again my lenders for supporting my project.
I promise to make prompt payments.
God bless you all.

Feed the birds

I really appreciate the support and contribution towards my business. So far my journey with Zidisha has been very fruitful for my poultry business. Yesterday I picked my very first Eggs from the Plymouth rock birds i have been feeding your funds from this platform and it was a great feeling.

Publication of educational children's books

Me at work in the library. Applied for 21,000 shilling loan and received(via mpesa) after deductions 14,280 shillings. Saying thanks to Zidisha.

Roofing sheets and material supplier

I think no one know how happy I am. The progress that am making through help from members of Zidisha will take me to another level of prosperity.being with people who understands the need of help from for stepping one step to another is miracle. After I got help from members now I supply roofing material without delay, and I get more referrals because of good services.and good services is because I have support from members..thank you very much

To put toward buying a sewing machine

This loan will be use towards purchasing a sewing machine to help employed workers to help me. And it my greatest pleasure for your contribution

School fee for my daughter's college

Halo, thank you so much for trusting me and funding my project.. the money will be used to pay college fee for my daughter, buy her a lap top and a smart phone that she will be using in college.. this will make it easy for her to be in school as I work out on how to repay the loan with any worries of being sent home for school fee
I take this opportunity to thank you all once again

Help to stabilize my car-wash business

I am so excited for the support I have consistently received from the Zidisha Community.
With this boost, I will now be able to buy a new hose pipe for my carwash business in Nandi County, Kenya.
This way, my customers who have been complaining of low pressure because of the burst pipe, will now be happier with my service. I will certainly post the progress of my business here.
Thank you so much for helping me walk towards financial stability through your generous funding. I must also, albeit in my own small way, help others behind me, aspiring for different success stories. Thank you for being a compassionate family.

Publication of educational children's books

Hi good people and thank you for your consideration. The loan is to fund the publishing of the book - this includes printing and editing costs and also to recover from the first phase of the project which involved developing and testing the product.
The project will make me an author of children's books.

Thanks again

To grow my shop by adding clothes & lotions

I thank you for this wonderful dollars I will buy the items to make another Booth I will start doing that I will help me to go forward.

Inventory for my organic drugstore

I wish you the best of luck.

To put toward buying cooking oil, etc., to sell

Thank you so much to the lenders for helping me with cash that helped me add on the money that I needed to buy assorted things for my business

Selling home electronics

May God help you as you do your business

Edible wild cactus fruits for making organic cactus juice

Best of luck Nelson! As someone who has a masters in food systems, I love and fully support what you're doing.

Cocoa farming and growing maize

My business is now getting to start a new shape and I thank you all for making it possible

Buying a scanner to expand my cybercafe business

I will buy a scanner to expand my cyberCafe business. It will expand my business as there is a high need for it by my customers. Thank you all my supporters for making this happen. I promise to make use of the scanner to expand my cyber and repay the loan on time. Be blessed

Business expansion

I want to say thank you for funding my loan i will use it to buy more materials for my cyber cafe,the loan will help me alot to easy the running of my business

To pay part of my rent

This loan has helped me to pay part of my rent.Though it was not enough to complete but it has given me chance to stay in the room and to continue with the rest of the balance.

Selling & repairing laptop computers & accessories

i want to use this loan to buy laptop accesories like charger, laptop speakers, etc,
the loan will help me to boolster my cybercafe business, and i want to thank everyone for the loan...

Publication of educational children's books

What I did the first time was pitching the story and led me to discover some flaws which am now working to correct .
I forgot to mention that the story has a song.. and the children and their teachers loved it. Its a funny song on drugs.

I had also two sleepless nights one of which I did nothing ..writers block. I believe it has paid off because the target audience and the story line is clearer.

My plan is to launch it this month. Many thanks to Zidisha

Publication of educational children's books

Hamjambo - I am required to consult an editor to proof read. Preferably a small establishment( less fees) then have the book reviewed by the staff at the library. Its the only place(in Kenya) where they issue ISBN for 500 shillings(only) for a single version of a book.

I got contacts of two teachers (at the forum)who am consulting as am developing the content. The other objective is to get it on Amazon.

Fortunately i had not printed many copies but it really got me to actually do one..amazing. You have a serious dreamer here..

As per the arrangement I will pay the loan back today. I will get back soonest with the next proposal.

Besten Dank!

Making furniture to sell

Now purchasing of raw materials is possible thanks to the timely disbursement of Zidisha loan.
I'm able to move my business further with the funds.
I'm grateful to the members that have enabled this

More stock for my phone shop

Hello Zidisha team.
I am doing well with my business and I am glad that you loaned me

Sales and supply of soft drinks

The Loan was able to sustain me in business in the hard times.
I have acquired the new refrigerator and did restocking.
Thank you so much


Thank you for the previous loan,it helped my business and in the process I discovered a new business I would want to join

Poultry farm project structures

Hi Team Zidisha.
Thanks for funding my project.With the funding I will be able to buy feeds for my poultry farming project and this will enable me to increase my stock and my income considerably.
Once again thank you for the funding and looking forward to utilize the funds effectively.
I appreciate being part of the Zidisha family.

Beauty shop

Sorry I had not completed paying the loan balance. I had not accessed my email address for long. Thanks for the volunteer colleague who called to remind me. I have since made the payments smart phone got lost but I have since purchased a new one.

Buying a tuk-tuk for taxi business

I am planning to buy a Tuk tuk and use it as a means of transport to supply water.
This will faster my water supply in the estate.
I am grateful for your help.Be blessed.

Repairing my transport vehicle

Dear Lenders,
Infact the loan I received from zidisha has been a blessing to me and my family because it has helped me to connect my house with electricity. Zidisha loans are flexible to pay,thank you soo much. I am very happy I have such a wonderful family to rely on.


Amount received-KES 35,171
Bee farm types of equipment
I wish to express sincere gratitude to all my backers.