What is your aspiration?
My dream is to one day own a fleet of cars and employ young people. I do believe MOGO will help me achieve this dream through financing. I also hope to buy land and build a house for my family in the next ten years.
Tell us more about yourself
My name is George Maina Kamau, and I am a father of two. I live in Nairobi, Dagoretti market area. In the past, I used to own a bike and worked with it as a Boda Boda rider for four years. I always had a dream of one day owning a car to use for taxi services. Still, I could not raise funds to purchase one as I had to support my family with the earnings from the Boda business, so I had to shelve the idea while continuing to save for it.
Tell us your story before you encountered MOGO
I learned about MOGO from a friend James Ndichu who got financed to get a new bike by MOGO, and we were operating at the same stage. He told me they could offer car financing, but I will need to visit their offices along Ngong Road for more information. The following day I woke up early and went to Prestige Plaza, where I met the branch manager. He gave me a warm welcome and took me through the process of how I could own my own car. I could not believe how easy it was. He introduced me to some dealers, and within no time, I had found a suitable vehicle that fit my budget.
What product did you buy, and how has it helped/changed you?
I’ve got a 2012 Mazda Demio 1300 CC, which I enrolled in Uber and Little Cab Taxi services. Since then, I have managed to make enough money for my family, improved our livelihood, and raised my weekly installments towards my loan. I have also built a network of clients, including corporate deals, which ensure I always have cash flowing in to have financial freedom. Also, being a car owner means I have no stress moving around in case of an emergency or if I need to travel to my rural home or take my kids to school.