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Delmonte Thika, Kenya

100% paid forward




Member since

April 2017

On-time repayments

48 installments  •  52%

About Me

My name is Damaris Okwuosa, I am a graduate teacher, a mother and a small scale business woman. I also engage in charity work whenever I have funds. Am the 6th child in my family. Raised by my mom. I got interested in business to be able to substitute the income that I get from my day job. This has helped to supplement the needs of my children and some of the people who benefit from the charity donations that I am able to make. I enrolled and completed a business mentorship program sponsored by UNITAR AND ABSA. Through this program I was mentored and able to manage my small business well and balance it well with my day job.

My Business

I have been selling small fish,( omena) or dagaa in my neighborhood. I do this on small scale. I get a profit of about Ksh7,000/-per month. This business helps me to manage expenses in my house, am able to provide basic utilities for my children. I also started a new side business; food related. I prepare snacks(mandazi) for school going children ,these snacks sell very well in the morning. This has helped me to expand my income a little bit and to cushion me in the tough economic times.
Am also gaining more experience on how to grow my business. I hope that in the near future I shall be able to expand my business and get moreopportunities and an Increased customer base.

Project Proposal

I intend to use the funds to pay school fee for my daughter and pay for her lunch program. This will enable her to learn without her having to walk back home for lunch.





Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jan 22, 2023



Nairobi City, Kenya

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