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Christine Wawira

Nairobi, Kenya

32% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Christine Wawira

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

On-time repayments

289 weekly installments  •  98%

About Me

My name is Christine Wawira .I was born in Embu county,central Kenya.My parents practiced small scale farming and also business.They owned a dairy shop.Most of my childhood involved going to a local school and also assist my parents in household chores during the weekends.

After my high school education i attended National youth services since i wanted to join the army of Kenya.After completing the National youth services,Unfortunately i wasn't not selected to join the army due to my height.I was frustrated and disappointed since i had spent most of the time working hard to join the Army.

My parents told me that now am an adult and i should cater for myself i had to travel to Nairobi to look for a job .Luckily i was able to convince some beauty shops that i would hawk their products and we agreed on a commission.I worked hard and in two years time i saved some money and started my own shop .Then,a friend introduced me to zidisha org where i borrowed a loan for the first time, and added stock to my business .i have been borrowing up to date and I have managed to extend a salon ,start pigs project and also farming.I plant tomato.this project is on going.thanks.

My Business

My businesses deals with sale of beauty products from hair lotion,body lotion,hair extensions,earrings, salon,pigs farming whereby I sell piglets and pigs to farmers choice or any where I get buyers and tomato farming.The cosmetics products which i sell are demanding which make them move faster because they are unique and everyone wants.I choose this business because being a hairdresser and beauty has been my passion since when i was a kid and I knew I will manage it easily. Having this two businesses together ,have always saved my time and given me more profit to pay my loan and continue with the pigs & tomato project .I source from wholesalers who have imported from different nation such as Uganda,Dubai,London and china.
My typical costs in the shop include paying rent,electricity bills and business permit.I make a profit of $800 monthly which i use for my daily use,buying food for my pigs,paying my workers and support my family.

Project Proposal

When I get KSH 186118 I will add KSH 65000 from my savings and buy a car which will be working as a taxi.I am sure this is going to give me more profits because my husband is employed as a taxi driver ,and with the experience he will now work with our car hence more profits.i will also be delivering my cosmetics and koko cookers easily using the same car and also making more profits because I will be able to go in the villages to look for sales . Thank you.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$1,655.13

Date disbursed

Jul 19, 2021

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 5% of $1,655.13 = $82.75

Backers

Kipruto Kiptarus

Kabarnet, Kenya, Kenya

Ren

Minneapolis/StPaul, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

CN

Craig Newmark

United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

Joost

Noord Brabant, Netherlands

Blessing Ekhator

Benin City, Nigeria

John Banda

Lusaka, Zambia

Salomey Agyin Sam

Prampram, Ghana

Carren Chepkorir

Eldoret, Kenya

Beyata Mulenga

Lusaka, Zambia

Jennipher Mwense

Lusaka, Zambia

Judith Kayamba

Lusaka, Zambia

Chilandu Phiri

Lusaka, Zambia

Bozie Judith

Jirapa, Ghana

Otoo Janet

Kasoa, Ghana

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