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My name is Ian Ndirangu, born in 1994 to a single mother. i still consider myself as a budding businessman but I hope to start competing with big boys in business very soon.
I have been attending business management courses where I have learned vital lessons about managing cash flow and keeping records. With your continued support, I hope to keep excelling in the field of business.
My business entails buying and selling small items like handkerchiefs and trinkets. I do this as a part-time business since I am still in college pursuing my an ICT course. I have been in this business for some time now and I have a good number of loyal clients who are my main source of business. Due to the limited time I have for the business, I do it from door to door and I also go to sell in areas where people gather in large numbers like restaurants (if the management is kind enough to allow it) and bus stations.
It is a tough business but I am glad that it brings food on the table, pays for education and even supports my family (my mother and sister ) in a small way. I make an average net profit of about $180 per month since I have few overheads,
With credit support, I know this amount can rise to a higher figure.
My business has grown by leaps and bounds. I have managed to to increase my income three-folds in the last one year. This is largely attributable to the Zidisha loans which have given me an edge over the competition.
With this money, I hope to travel to Uganda to buy a stock of shoes and fabric since they price is much lower there. The timing is perfect since I am expecting a surge in sales due to the end of year period which is our peak season.
Thank you very much for your continued support.
Dec 20, 2016
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: $33.36