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Camera purchase

i purchased bicycle tube and now i can move easily to my clients. my earnings have increase by $2.5 per day as a result of cutting transport cost and reaching many people and i can now attend lectures conveniently than before.

Cabbages project

Delivered for my market customer who supplies to hotels and restaurants paid aproximately 822USD for 30 crates delivery

Cabbages project

Tomatoes in my wagon truck

Hardware and electrical

The business has grown bigger with your help and looking forward to working with you. The next Loan i want to expand my business by stocking my shop with alot of goods

Laptops purchases

Zidisha has really improved both my family and my lifestyle.everything is going on right. Because of you.i have never thought of talking a loan from another financial institution other than zidisha.God bless you all

Automobile parts for resale

Hallow Good People,

Iam in the motor vehicle spares business(New), over the last few days Zidisha has made me reach more customers by providing airtime money for me.
My reach has increased by atleast 10%, i am also growing my limit daily by repaying my loans on time.
I know, very soon, my loans will be higher thereby injecting the much needed capital boast into my business.

Thank You Zidisha family

Abdul multimedia

I actually gonna use the loan to acquire 2 box of A4 papers.
I use to run shortage of paper but since I my lenders support me it has sustained my photocopy business and customers can rely on me for a while.
I thank my Lenders and Zidisha for supporting me financially.
I know with my Lenders and Zidisha I shall get to the highest.

Spare parts for mechanic service

The loan I just completed servicing was of a great help to me and to my business sin I bought the vehicles lifting machine is demanded in this this region and beyond therefore my customers have increased so much by 40% and hence more income and more profit than before.
Thank you so much Zidisha for making me proud in the very time of need.
I wish that Zidisha will continue to grow me again and more people as well in the whole world.

Tuition for university degree in Development Studies

Thank you very much my lenders for accepting to fund my loan. I am intending to use part of the loan to pay for my tuition fees for the ongoing semester at Mt. Kenya University where i am undertaking a bachelors degree in Development Studies majoring in Community development and social work. I will use the balance to purchase second hand clothes which will boost my stock therefore enabling me to be in a position of repaying your loan comfortably.

Shoes and clothes for my shop

Good morning. We are approaching holiday season where businesses pics up. Im hoping for a good returns in my business after adding more stock. Thank you.

Mikes transport business

I used the previous loan to purchase some fuel for my motor-bike. I managed to make some good money out of the loan to enable me pay my loan and also use part of it for buying food in my house. My earnings have increased by ten percent as am till new and the my loan limit is low. My family is doing so well my daughter just closed school for the holiday and work has been increasingly abundant, i thank God.

Poultry feed

hello? this is monica from kajiado am still doing my business of beauty salon and my poultry farm and it's doing well

Buying more products

Thanks very Much for your previous loans. I used the previous loan to restock my business by purchasing the following items;
1. 5 Computer antivirus
2. 2 Computer Keyboards
3. 7 Data cables
4.3 Computer cleaners
The loan made difference in that l got a net profit of more than Ksh 10,000($100) thanks for the funding. This net is significant to my business growth. Thank a lot for trusting in me and making a difference in my life.

Purchase crates to help transport vegetables to the market

Good harvest

Purchase crates to help transport vegetables to the market

my First project never went so well but this time i got it right

To purchase a mobile concrete mixer

I sincerely thank the lenders (
We Not Me, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States) at Zidisha for not only their approval of my dream to own a mobile concrete mixer, but also to support it financially by agreeing to lend me the money, subject to the records, so far totaling $15 USD. I first received $1 fund followed by $14 USD fund as per the loaning criteria put forward by the Zidisha team. While the amount could not fully enable purchase a $1000 USD machine (mobile concrete mixer), I used the money instead to add to my inventory and purchase a medium plate compactor. And I work to service my loan in due time, I also aim at increasing my credit limit so that I can borrow more funds so as to finally purchase this dream concrete product machine.

School fees & farming

This was possible because you went all the way. This Is a success. Thank you lenders, Thank you zidishA.

Farming and adding more stock to my packing business

Thanks Mary, I am happy that all has been going on well even if there have hitches here and there. Beside my business of distribution I am in now in small scale farming where I have two hectares of beans. The beans would be harvested in December. The children are now almost closing for the holidays. They have had a smooth year in learning, thanks to zidisha community.

Broilers 2.0

I intend to purchase a linear feeder and heater specifically a charcoal stove since it is the beginning of the rainy season(cold) .This will help me feed the birds more efficiently and the heater will help keep the birds warm when the weather is cold.This loan is a much appreciated contribution and I would like to thank the lender for enabling me meet the expenses.

Buying advanced sugarcane juicing machine

Things are good since that I have a grocery of tomatoes, cabbages and sweet potato so that is the business I imerged into from selling sugar cane so I want to prosper more by extending it if i get more funds. Thanks a lot lenders.

Glico shamba fresh farms

The loan was for Glico Shamba Fresh Farms increasing productivity. I purchase farm inputs. It has improved my farm operations and increased profit by 14%. This earnings will be for farm improvement, children fees and 10% for charity fund. Our family members are happy from the recovery of my dear wife who had undergone spinal surgery and we thank God that a miracle she is o n her feet!!!!!!!!! We as a family we don't take it for guranteed.

Jiinue designers

I used the loan to pay traveling expenses to my work place. I look forward to getting higher loans to help me in stocking my business.

Food supply

hi .am so glad that we are working together and we shall go far.I thank you for this far

Upgrade business

Up and running

Cabbages project


Cabbages project

Tomatoes harvested in the last season

Tara tailoring

The last loan given, i added stocks of materials to easen my tailoring. this enabled me to work throughout without getting shortages of materials as i had everything in stock. since the economy is not so stable, the movement of sales have been a bit slow though i couldn't miss earning at least 500/=. As i mentioned earlier, i engaged one employee who has been of assistance in running errands like deliveries on time thus creating employment. my family has been very supportive and this has made the business run smoothly. none of my children has been sent back home for lack of school fees. this business enable me pay for my child's educational trip which was required within a short notice period. it has really boosted her self esteem as she didnt expect to go for the trip!

Equipment maintainance

I topped up the money and bought a 4GB RAM for my desktop, the computer is now faster and I can now serve more customers, increasing my sale by 50%. I would wish to save the profit increament to expand the business.


I purchased 31 seedlings of tree. Which my plan is to plant more than 2000 between this year and next year. With a long term invested on timber. It has made a different that in ten years to come I will be able to have timber for selling and I will make profit which will help me to settle in other ventures of business as a stepping stone. It is a long term investment.
My children are doing well in school. Two of the are going to finish their end of year exam tomorrow and they will be in holiday for two monthes. The elder one is pursuing his master degree. I am happy for them. In my neighour people are always busy with there daily running of businesses. Currently I don't have a personal picture in my phone and it has an issue of Cd card to enable store information. Next time I will share my picture. I am grateful for support. Thank you.

Uniforms for my singing team

I qualified for Ksh9,352. I received as terms and conditions applied and since then I have been able to add up to what I had to buy a computer for our DJ. Our DJ was using a computer that operated like a T.V, goes on when power cable is connected and if removed the computer goes off. This would be embarrassing because as music would play and someone touches the connection music would embarrassingly go off.

The computer also had many viral attacks that would disable software's and also eat up space. It was also old and so the purchase of a new computer was very vital.

Thank you zidisha team for ensuring that we have a new computer.

To finance my university education

The loan I received helped me to make necessary payments and have full concentration on academic work within the semester. This would not have been possible if not for Zidisha. Zidisha is really transforming lives and I am one of the testimonies of this transformation. I can't thank you all enough for the good work and smiles you put on our faces. God richly bless Zidisha Team, Director Julia and all you lenders.

Loan to buy genuine seedlings, pestcides and fertiliser

Team, due to ups and downs i am happy to be back on this platform. Despite the setbacks, i am now on my feet matter projects. i have been privileged to run a poultry project though small, photocopying and printing point as well as starting a small mobile money transfer services M-Pesa. My aim is to clear my first loan on Zidisha in the coming two months to stand a chance of higher credit limit. This will bridge the gap on my working capital to be able to meet my clientele demand of my products and services.

Thanks Zidisha team for being there for me.

Printer and reams of paper

thanks lenders with my previous loan i make posters and marketing for my job advet,have seen alot of positive responds from customers , my earnings has increased by 45%,with my increase have made a big advert project for the company with it.thanks lenders zidisha will grow all days .

Buying seats & branding materials for my business

Hi Shena, thanks for your comments. I particularly stated that i am starting a new busisness in a neighbouring estate. This loan intends to purchase equipment for this new business that is smaller compared to the one am running now.This will automatocally include such like fridge or freezer. It is not possible to use one equipment for both busisnesses as they are a little far from each other. The shade is the main eating area and so each business must have one hence for it to attract customers. The businesses are small hence the constant need to grow even if its buying another equipment that i also have. This is just an indication that i have seen the possibilities of growth,thanks.

Supplement school fee

Thanks to my lenders I was able to purchase the otoscope. Have had a very busy week, or two at that. Was working on a mini-research on Nurse Manager's leadership style and it's impact on staff intention to stay and staff/patient satisfaction. It was stressful but exciting, trying to analysis a data using the SPSS for the first time. I now know that for my final research work I won't have problems analysing data. Hope the past week was productive?

Entrance fee for form one

hi guys,am excited to be in this programme,I'd say I've waited all my a paramedic operating a small pharmaceufical sells outlet and I also do routine diagnosis and treatment..that's in town but I also have,like most of us,a rural traditional homestead where I di some subsistence farming..a small setup with fruit garden and food crops and of course some poultry..all not commercial but for food and's my 3rd loan and am hoping to be at loan level 10 or so by Dec...

Sewing machine

I received 176 ghs in my account
I will change some old wooden on my shop and replace with new one
Thank you so much for you assistant

To buy additional showcase for my business

Earlier today in my rice and maiz farm with my brother.
Farming now is one of the most lucrative business and I have the believe and trust that one day zidisha would lend me huge amount of money to inject some in to my farming business in addition to my jewellery business.
Thank you lenders for your wonderful support!!!

New stock

From my previous loan, I purchased a dozen of eye pencils which I included in my inventory. Eye pencils were a market I had not tapped and after my purchase I resold the products which resulted into a slight increase in my returns. My profits have increased by 200 KES. I have added one more dozen of the eye pencils to my stock. I recently opened a business online profile which I have been posting items on for sale. For the past few weeks I have gotten a few orders from new clients. I come from a communal neighborhood where people are happy and ready to offer a helping hand to others.Some of customers from my neighborhood have been a great assistance by recommending the products I sell to their friends which has gained me some new clients.

Loan for home renovation and to expand my business

Dear lenders the loan has has helped me in many ways and the business is doing well am working hard to ensure that weekly installments are paid despite economic challenges here in Zambia at the moment.Without Zidisha i dont know where i should have been interms of business because Zidisha has made me expand and establish my business today.To my lenders i just want to say that am very thankful for supporting my business because my family has benefit a lot as a result of the achievments the business has done since joining Zidisha two years ago.

Transportation of groundnuts

My business doing pretty well,i love to partner with zidisha

Help get a new blowdrier for my salon

Thank you dear lenders for helping me get a new electric kettle for heating water in my salon.Looking forward for more and more support from you.God bless you all

Fan for my salon

I used the loan which i recently got and which was my third loan to employ two more people in my salon. This has really helped me to reduce the work load and the number of daily customers has also increased

Selling fresh fruits, juice, and pudding

Thank you so much my lenders.I received ksh 25747.I have only used ksh 20000 to boost my current stock.Am happy that i hope to enough profits to repay my current loan and cater for other family expenses.Thank you so much and may almighty God bless you big

Loan toward a car for taxi business

I am a a taxi driver for the past 11 years, but it is my greatest wish and determined to have more cars for the taxi business. Since i started to join Zidisha my confidence level has increase . My friends who are also into the same taxi business are also willing to join.

Making soap from recycled cooking oil

Dear Dave,
I want to thank you so much for lending money to my business. I have received the money and I have used it to pay for a printing plate that I had ordered when you accepted to lend me the money.
With that plate, I have managed to print 2000 wrappers for my soap.
This will allow me to sell to supermarkets and other distributors who have always had a condition that I must do proper packaging.
I expect my sales to increase by 300% within the next two months.
I have included a photo of the wrappers.
Kind regards,

Well & tank to provide clean water to rural community

Greetings and gratitude to all my lenders and also to the hard working Zidisha team who are always working hard in improving things at Zidisha for us borrowers.
With the new payment system that testing is ongoing in Ghana, and I'm privilege to be among those selected for the testing, any loan repayment made, just by click of the button, in few seconds my repayment is credited to my account for a fee free. This is a good news and I'm thankful and grateful to all who play one role or the other for its success.
God richly bless you all.

Knowledge development

I am a psychology student who focuses on my chicken smackdown business, therefore reading and continuing to learn is a task for me I need money to buy some books

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Saya merupakan mahasiswa psikologi yang fokus pada bisnis ayam smackdown saya, oleh karena itu membaca dan terus belajar adalah tugas bagi saya
Saya menbutuhkan uang untuk membeli beberapa buku

Increasing charcoal stock and opening up a new vending store

i am very grateful for the loan i received since i used it to increase my stock. the business has improved significantly as i am now able to supply to a larger market. thank you very much.

Grocery shop

Very happy with my daughter heading to work. Thanks zidisha for loaning me ....that's why I can't stop smiling