Adding more cereals to my grocery shop

Gadaffi Okeyo

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Gadaffi Okeyo

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

On-time repayments

136 weekly installments  •  88%

About Me

I am the first born in a family of seven. My father died in the year 1991 and left us while we were still young. We had to face a harsh living style with my mother, who was also a peasant farmer. I struggled to complete my O-level education to acquire a little knowledge on how to operate a small business on my own to help our family. When I completed my schooling, I faced a challenge of capital to help me start my business, since I had little skill in business management. I started fishing to get some income and again help my mother raise up my siblings.

After that, I started by first getting a small shop where I would be able to display my products, which I started by first selling our own eggs from home that I got from the hens that we rear. Thereby I got some finance to add my stock by bringing different products like bananas and onions, among other consumable goods, that have maintained my shop up to date.

My business can now help our family, however little it is, and my siblings are moving ahead in their education and have different expectations when they grow up. My hobby is reading novels, more so the ones that talk of entrepreneurship that made me have interest in operating a business.

My Business

My business was started in the year 2014 and I started a shop for eggs, which I obtained from the hens we rear back at home. Due to demand that was rising, I thereby borrowed some funds from a friend to expand the business, since there was high demand for the product but I faced a challenge of low supply due to inadequate capital. Being that I deal with food products, especially the ones that are in daily demand, I increased the stock by introducing the sales of bananas, onions, and maize, among others, because my customers demanded them.

The goods I sell are cheaper in price and affordable to low-income earners who stay in my locality, and again it saves time in terms of preparation for faster meals. For example, one egg goes at a cost of $0.12, likewise to bananas among others. You find out that, at the end of the day, one uses less than $1 to manage a meal for the day. So I found it affordable for my customers. I purchase one crate of eggs at a cost of $2.12 and sell it a cost of $3, making a profit of $0.88, but I purchase around 10 crates. So after two days I am making a profit of $7.86. A sack of banana goes at a cost of $2.20 and sell it at $3.50.

At the end of the day, I make a good profit that can maintain the business and take care of our family. Through the loan that I received, I expanded my business to greater heights, thereby creating more opportunities for other products. I ventured into sales of cereals, adding another stock into my business. I sell maize, beans, and peas, among other consumable products. I also now want to introduce the sale of milk due to the demand from my customers, who frequently ask about the product. Thereby I am posting my application to be assisted with the amount requested to purchase a milk ATM to bring this dream come true.

Loan Proposal

When I am given the loan, I will use it to add more stock to the premise the goods that are on demand are rice, bananas, eggs, maize among other items mentioned in my previous loan. A sack of rice goes at a cost of $40 two sacks will go at a cost of $80, one sack of bananas goes at a cost of $12 I will purchase 5 sacks of bananas at $60, one sack of maize goes at $35 purchasing 5 sacks will cost $175 the remaining amount will cater for management of the business and transportation cost. Through this the amount of goods which will be sold per day will increase thus increased profit. This will ensure the profit got will increase and society will never lack their daily meal as they will get their necessities at their doorstep. The profit will increase by 25% if everything goes successfu.

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About Me

I am a first born in a family of seven. My father died in the year 1991 and left us while we were still young. We had to face the harsh living style with my mother who was also a peasant farmer. I struggled to complete my O level education to acquire little knowledge on how to operate a small business on my own to help our family. When I completed my schooling, I faced a challenge of capital to help me start my business since i had little skill in business management. I started fishing to get some income and again help my mother raise up my siblings. After that I started by first getting small shop where I would be able to display my products which I started by first selling our own eggs from home that I got from the hens that we rear. Thereby I got some finance to add my stock by bringing different products like bananas, onions among other consumable goods that has maintained my shop up to date. My business can now help our family however little it is and my siblings are moving ahead in their education and have different expectation when they grow up. My hobby was reading novels more so the ones that talk of entrepreneurship that made me have interest in operating a business.

My Business

My business was started in the year 2014 and started like a shop for eggs which I obtained from the hens we rear back at home. Due to demand that was rising, I thereby borrowed some funds from a friend to expand the business since there was a high demand of the product but i faced a challenge of low supply due to inadequate capital. Being that I deal with food products especially the ones that are on daily demand, I increased the stock by introducing the sales of bananas, onions, maize among others because my customers demanded for them. The goods i sell are cheaper in price and affordable to low income earners who stay in my locality and again it saves time in terms of preparation for faster meals. Like in purchase of one egg goes at a cost of $0.12 likewise to bananas among others. You find out that at the end of the day one uses less than $1 to manage a meal for the day. So I found it affordable to my customers. I purchase one crate of eggs at a cost of $2.12 and sell it a cost of $3 making a profit of $0.88 but I purchase around 10 crates almost after two days making a profit of $7.86 once after two days. A sack of banana goes at a cost of $2.2 and sell it at $3.5 at the end of the day I make a good profit that can maintain the business and take care of our family. Through the loan that I received, made me expand my business to greater heights thereby creating more opportunities for other products. I ventured into sales of cereals adding another stock into my business. I sell maize, beans, peas among other consumable products. I expanded my business to engage my customers fully to extent the daily demand like the sale of milk at an affordable price is now available to them through the introduction of a milk ATM I bought from the loan I received last. As at now my business has stood on its own I want extend my help to facilitate the college fee for my sibling who is to join college by September. This is my main reason unto why I am requesting for the loan.

Loan Proposal

When I am given the loan, I will use it to add more stock to the premise the goods that are on demand are rice, bananas, eggs, maize among other items mentioned in my previous loan. A sack of rice goes at a cost of $40 two sacks will go at a cost of $80, one sack of bananas goes at a cost of $12 I will purchase 5 sacks of bananas at $60, one sack of maize goes at $35 purchasing 5 sacks will cost $175 the remaining amount will cater for management of the business and transportation cost. Through this the amount of goods which will be sold per day will increase thus increased profit. This will ensure the profit got will increase and society will never lack their daily meal as they will get their necessities at their doorstep. The profit will increase by 25% if everything goes successfu.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$362.25

Date disbursed

Sep 29, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 5% of $362.25 = $18.11

Lenders

C

Christian

Saarbruecken, Germany

SKWAW

SHANTY BAY, ONTARIO, Canada

eagle3

Grand Ledge, United States

YB Song

Seoul, Republic of Korea

T

traderjohn

Baltimore, United States

Scott

Oregon, United States

K

kaf121

Lynnfield, United States

AdvancingCompassion

San Diego, United States

Namaste250

Pittsford, United States

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

C

CheapThrills

Liminka, Finland

V

Valis

Singapore, Singapore

J

jumpfunky

Dortmund, Germany

MrMichigander

Marquette, United States

Evan Lamos

Brussels, Belgium

M

martyb

United States

Shemuel

New Jersey, United States

T

tophini

Alma, United States

J

Jonas

Linköping, Sweden

N

nswanberg

United States

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

B

bscent

Hong Kong

S

sarahb

United States

D

ddm08

United States

I

ident

Horsholm, Denmark

Matthias Schulz

Berlin, Germany, Germany

JL

Joao Leal

United Kingdom

M

Malte

Munich, Germany

Veeti

Helsinki, Finland

Villa Maria Outliers

Montreal, Canada

Family Mueller

Petershagen, Germany

Torsten Schreiber

Frankfurt, Germany

Elias

Ulm, Germany

R

Roger

United States

Paul

Seattle, United States

JD

Jeff DePree

United States

CNV

United States

BB

Ben Bellows

United States

B

Brent

United States

Sarah and Dave

Toronto, Canada, Czech Republic

E

eriklonnroth

United Kingdom

M

Mark

United States

JS

Joshua Squillets

Brooklyn, United States

Thomas

Sweden, Sweden

Ondrej Gutten

Prague, Czech Republic

Y

YTSJ

London, United Kingdom

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