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Peter Muthui     Jun 13, 2015

My names are Peter Muthui, I applied for a loan at Zidisha last and was funded. I used the loan to buy new wheels for my motorcycle, a helmet and reflector for my passengers. By doing this, I was able to make more trips and increase my earnings. My customers increased since it was safer to be ferried with my motorbike. I am so grateful and Thankful to Zidisha for funding me and improving my living standards.

Buying a fridge for milk preservation
Limuru, Kenya

Laurie     Jun 12, 2015

Richard,
My heart breaks because of what is happening there. I found and posted a link in the forum to a "GoFundMe" crowd-funding effort started by reputable Ghanaian ex-patriates who still care very much about their homeland, to help raise funds to help victims of the flood-and-fire double-tragedy that occurred there beginning on June 3rd. Here's a link for anyone who may not have seen it yet and who possibly could consider contributing: forum.zidisha.org/threads/j...
Sending you a hug,
Your "Aunt Laurie"

Family-planning product inventory
Berekum, Ghana

Ann Wangari     Jun 12, 2015

HIGH LENDERS .SINCE YOU LAST FUNDED MY PROJECT, IAM DELIGHTED TO INFORM YOU THAT I NOW HAVE A POSHO MILL THAT I CAN LEGALLY CALL MINE .I ALSO HAVE 55 BAGS OF MAIZE THAT I RECENTLY BOUGHT THAT WILL BE GROUND BY MY POSHO MILL.I AM FINANCIALLY OKAY AND ABLE TO EDUCATE MY KIDS IN GOOD BOARDING SCHOOLS

Buy a high-yielding Fresian dairy cow
Nakuru, Kenya

djkmoran     Jun 12, 2015

Hello Mary, I was more than happy to assist and am so glad other lenders stepped in to help as well. I am sure Jan73 will step in to offer Yvonne encouragement and support. Just stay positive and continue to move forward towards your goals. You can do it - you have proven that already with your ability to bounce back from such difficulties!

Money to buy a deep freezer
Nairobi, Kenya

Stephen Karanja     Jun 12, 2015

Dear Zidisha,
I am happy to inform you that the investment I made with the disbursed loan has not disappointed as I am experiencing a greater number of customers who previously needed somewhere close where they could buy cereals. At the same time, the investment has enhanced customer satisfaction and loyalty. I am glad to report that the demand for cereals is beyond what I had anticipated. As such, my niece and I are even happier to have made a good investment choice. Our hope is to keep supplying our customers with sufficient cereals and eggs even as we concentrate on restocking other shop commodities. Our sincere thanks go out to Zidisha lenders for believing in our progress.

Motorbike for transportation of commodities for retail shop
Nairobi, Kenya

Lilian Kikuvi     Jun 12, 2015

My dear lenders, thank you so much for the loan. Indeed I am so excited to manage to buy a copier as attached on photo.
I am proud of you my lenders. Thanks alot.

Computers and wifi for my cybercafe
Miwani, Kenya

Regina Mary Ndegwa     Jun 11, 2015

Dear Lenders. I used my last loan to buy some trench coats which i was introducing into my business for the first time. Quite a number of customers have been visiting my shop since there are not many sellers of such type of clothes nearby. This has increased my profit margin with about 10%, and I use the extra profit to increase the stock of trench coats. The lifestyle of my family is gradually improving and we hope that it can only get better. Once in a while i take my family out, at times to Thompson Falls, a tourist site which is just a few kilometres from our local home.

Establishing a new clothing joint
Nairobi, Kenya

Solomon Wanaina     Jun 11, 2015

halloo lenders you have always been their for me and i realy want to thank you for everything,i was able to pay my fee and buy tools for my painting job.
i also secured a contract which gave me money that improved my life.
thank you so much GOD BLESS.

Desktop computer and vinyl printing machine for art work
Limuru, Kenya

Noelyne Maruti     Jun 11, 2015

Thank you for lending me the first time it was such a great opportunity to meet my clients need. I was able to deliver on time always because of the capital base i had. My earning have increased by at least 30 percent. I was also able to move into a new house. A self contained one I pay 6,000 Kenya Shillings rent now. I moved from a single room which was 4,000 Kenya Shillings. I would like to say that my life has improved so far. The new neighborhood that i moved into is really near to the bus stop. I used to walk 15 minutes to the bus stop, now I its only two minutes walk. I come to work always feeling more energized. It is also nearer to the church.
I spent the loan on purchasing the mugs for branding which i kept in stock to make my orders timely.
Here are some of the photos of the orders I got and i that really made my clients happy.

For purchasing of epson printer and laminator
Nairobi, Kenya

Baah Emmanuel     Jun 10, 2015

I thank you very much this opportunity and may the Lord richly bless you. I would use this fund to buy sugar, margarine and and floor for my bakery. This would prevent me from paying the 3% interest on each of them when i use to buy them on credit.Therefore it would help to improve my income.

Flour and sugar for my bakery
Techiman, Brong Ahafo, Ghana