Buy new stock of primary-school textbooks

Cecilia Wangui

Mombasa, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Cecilia Wangui

Location

Mombasa, Kenya

On-time repayments

223 weekly installments  •  78%

About Me

My name is Cecilia Wangui - born in Central Kenya and later relocated to Mombasa city. I am the first born in a family of three siblings. My parents are small scale business people back home.

I went to primary and secondary school and later joined a college where I did a certificate course in business management. However, I did not secure a job and that is when I decided to start my own business selling wall hangings.

I am married with 2 kids. My husband is also a small scale business man who hawks hardware materials. I am a woman full of desire to succeed and I believe in hard work and being focused in life.

My Business

I started my second hand clothes business eight years ago. Later on, I decided to branch off to selling educational posters and school text books. This has proved to be a wise decision and I have since discarded selling of wall hangings to devote my energy and resources into this new venture.

My take home from this business currently ranges from USD 280 - USD 350 but I am hoping to improve on this figure once I boost my stock with credit from Zidisha. Ultimately, I would like to expand and supply on wholesale basis where customers will have a variety of products.

Loan Proposal

I need to boost my inventory of school textbooks. When I started, I concentrated on books for lower classes since they were more affordable. My clientele has grown and so have their demands. Most of them want to buy all books under one roof and sometimes I do not have what they need.

If I get this money, I will use it to buy textbooks for upper primary school -- from grade 5 - 8 -- because this is what I am lacking at the moment. Once this is done, I will be able to serve my clients better and this will definitely translate into better income for my business.

With the USD 450 that I am expecting to receive, I will be able to buy a wide range of books covering almost all examinable subjects.

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About Me

My name is Cecilia Wangui - born in Central Kenya and later relocated to Mombasa city. I am the first born in a family of three siblings. My parents are small scale business people back home.

I went to primary and secondary school and later joined a college where I did a certificate course in business management. However, I did not secure a job and that is when I decided to start my own business selling wall hangings.

I am married with 2 kids. My husband is also a small scale business man who hawks hardware materials. I am a woman full of desire to succeed and I believe in hard work and being focused in life.

My Business

I started my second hand clothes business eight years ago. Later on, I decided to branch off to selling educational posters and school text books. This has proved to be a wise decision and I have since discarded selling of wall hangings to devote my energy and resources into this new venture.

My take home from this business currently ranges from USD 280 - USD 350 but I am hoping to improve on this figure once I boost my stock with credit from Zidisha. Ultimately, I would like to expand and supply on wholesale basis where customers will have a variety of products.

Loan Proposal

I need to boost my inventory of school textbooks. When I started, I concentrated on books for lower classes since they were more affordable. My clientele has grown and so are their demands. Most of them want to buy all books under one roof and sometimes I do not have what they need.

If I get this money, I will use it to buy text books for upper primary school - from grade 5 - 8 because this is what I am lacking at the moment. Once this is done, I will be able to serve my clients better and this will definitely translate into better income for my business.

With the USD 450 that I am expecting to receive, I will be able to buy an wide range of books covering almost all examinable subjects.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$449.83

Date disbursed

Aug 11, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

10 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $22.49

Lenders

J

jeffb

United States

T

Tmann

Los Angeles, United States

JessieD

Alexandria, Va, United States

bconrad

Seattle, United States

H

howard

Vence, France

Jonas

Brussels, Belgium

DavidHS

United Kingdom

ToniMaree22

New Zealand

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

MW

Matt Willis

United States

A

Anonymous

United States

Sandra

Böblingen, Germany

Robin Padberg

Pétion-Ville, Haiti

C

Christian

Switzerland

wissam

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

A

avangalen

Netherlands

AK

Achim Königs

Bonn, Germany

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