Buy a bale of second hand clothes

Jane Wangui

Bamburi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Jane Wangui

Member since

February 2015

On-time repayments

280 installments  •  84%

About Me

My name is Jane Wangui, born and raised in Nakuru town in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. I was born in a family of 5 and I am the third born. My parents are farmers who practised food farming. The food was mainly for feeding the family and they would sell the surplus to meet other family needs.

I went to school up to secondary school level and then joined a college where I took a course in beauty and hair care. I later relocated to Mombasa to live with my sister. This is where I started a business dealing with sale of second hand clothes. This is what I am still doing and this business supports my 2 children.

My Business

I deal with retailing second hand clothes in an open air market. I normally get the clothes from importers and then retail. I am surrounded by working people and these are my main clients. I make between $120 and $200 per month which I use to support my family.

I intend to open a stall in near future so that I can direct my clients to a permanent place as opposed to what I am doing right now. It is my hope that by benefitting from Zidisha loans, I will be able to achieve my dream soon.

Loan Proposal

My business is still growing and I need more capital to maintain the growth momentum. I will use this money to buy a bale of assorted second hand clothes of a higher quality. This will fetch more money because I will be able to attract customers who have a better income.

A bale will cost me around USD 200 and I hope to make a profit of about USD 70 from the sale of these clothes. This is the best time to invest in better quality clothes because most people tend to buy 'new' clothes towards the end of the year.

Kindly consider supporting this project.

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About Me

My name is Jane Wangui, born and raised in Nakuru town in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. I was born in a family of 5 and I am the third born. My parents are farmers who practised food farming. The food was mainly for feeding the family and they would sell the surplus to meet other family needs.

I went to school up to secondary school level and then joined a college where I did a course in beauty and hair care. I later relocated to Mombasa to live with my sister and this is where I started a business dealing with sale of second hand clothes. This is what I am still doing and this business supports my 2 children.

My Business

I deal with retailing second hand clothes in an open air market. I normally get the clothes from importers and then retail. I am surrounded by working people and these are my main clients. I make between $120 and $200 per month which I use to support my family.

I intend to open a stall in near future so that I can direct my clients to a permanent place as opposed to what I am doing right now. It is my hope that by benefitting from Zidisha loans, I will be able to achieve my dream soon.

Loan Proposal

My business is still growing and I need more capital to maintain the growth momentum. I will use this money to buy a bale of assorted second hand clothes of a higher quality. This will fetch more money because I will be able to attract customers who have a better income.

A bale will cost me around USD 200 and I hope to make a profit of about USD 70 from the sale of these clothes. This is the best time to invest in better quality clothes because most people tend to buy 'new' clothes towards the end of the year.

Kindly consider supporting this project.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$181.13

Date disbursed

Sep 29, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

15 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $7.52

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Delph007

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Barcelona, Spain, Philippines

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Mölndal, Sweden

cyrus0302

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drjofleming

UK, United Kingdom

Charmonica

London, United Kingdom

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Fiodal

Helsinki, Finland

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m_dennis

Toronto, Canada

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treyh

San Diego, CA, United States

E

evanglend

Arlington, United States

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PeaceandLove

Morro Bay, United States

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cjmenchaca

Austin, United States

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blahblah

Nuernberg, Germany

S

Stijn

Hasselt, Belgium

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jdhowa2

Louisville, KY, United States

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RosemariHerrero

Stockholm, Sweden

HansLindgren

Uppsala, Sweden

beverly

Vancouver, Canada

CharlieBfl

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

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jjonas

berlin, Germany

EmilAsker

Lomma, Sweden

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Bavarian

Bavaria, Germany

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bhalter

Eau Claire, United States

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Snake707

Somewhere, Germany

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Epona

Burgdorf, Switzerland

indeh

London, United Kingdom

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Jaslogic

Castle Rock, United States

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explosionsky

Brooklyn, United States

rasmus

Bern, Switzerland

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toscoman

Adliswil, Switzerland

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bopsquod

Seattle, Wa, United States

kickerofelves

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Cloudways

Malta, Malta

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edcable

Seattle, United States

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planespotter

Berlin, Germany

lorello

Vicopisano, Italy

Namaste250

Pittsford, United States

B

BClay

Campbell, United States

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marcelitohb

Bremen, Germany

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

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Rking

Eugene, United States

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michaelangers

Toronto, Canada

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Patrick5678

Beijing, China

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Yevrahs

Dallas, Texas, United States

Vintagebeeinc

Youngsville NC, United States

basicus

Cairo, Egypt

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alkemyst

Geneve, Switzerland

JC

Jordi Cohen

New York, NY, United States

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Anette

Uppsala, Sweden

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KnutG

Bergen, Norway

BF

Bob Fitzjohn

Fontvielle, Monaco, Yemen

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caz32

chertsey, United Kingdom

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Bokolo

Leeds, United Kingdom

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mmisoo

Nova Dubnica, Slovakia

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Forfex

Zurich, Switzerland

B

bertvdlingen

utrecht, Netherlands

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seikatsu

Palo Alto, CA, United States

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CandC

Washington, DC, United States

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Madone52

Brisbane, Australia

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bwitt

Berkeley, United States

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mrjamesg

London, United Kingdom

sderickson

Berkeley, CA, United States

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HoseB

San Francisco, United States

Grant Xavier Storer

Seattle, Wa, United States

D

ddm08

United States

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  • Jane Wangui    Nov 16, 2017

    Hello all, my business has gone down a bit and I am finding it hard to pay KES 600 per week. I have halved the amount to KES 300 until the situation improves. Thank you.

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  • Jane Wangui    Sep 23, 2017

    I am grateful for the loan. I will use it to buy more stock of clothes and this is timely since we are now approaching high season.

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  • Jane Wangui    Sep 16, 2017

    ??

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  • Jane Wangui    Sep 16, 2017

    thanks

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  • Jane Wangui    Sep 16, 2017

    Thanks again

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  • Jane Wangui    Sep 16, 2017

    My business has grown from selling clothes in an open air place to a proud owner of a clothes stall. This has made it convenient and easy to serve my customers. Thank you lenders.

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  • Jane Wangui    Aug 23, 2016

    Thank you so much my lender for the loan. May God bless you abundantly.

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  • Jane Wangui    Aug 23, 2016

    The loan boosted my stock and I was able to make more profit. Thank you very much.

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  • Jane Wangui    Oct 6, 2015

    I confirm that I received 18,113 KES. last week. I managed to travel to Nairobi and got a bale of clothes to sell at my stall. This will increase my profitability and I am so thankful to you lenders for the support.

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  • Jane Wangui    Sep 26, 2015

    Thank you lenders for the lifeline. My business will now thrive on getting this money. I will use the money to buy the much needed additional stock for my shop.

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  • Jane Wangui    Sep 12, 2015

    Thank you so much lenders for your support. I was able to add my clothes stock with the money from the loan that I have just cleared. This money came when my business was almost crumbling. The cash boost gave the business the much needed impetus and I am still riding on that wave to date.

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  • Jane Wangui    May 13, 2015

    My new stock, thanks to Zidisha loan.

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  • Jane Wangui    Apr 4, 2015

    Lenders, thank you for funding my loan. I put the money into good use by boosting my stock of used clothes and I am happy that there has been an upward trend in my income. I want to build on this success to make my business grow even further.

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