Buy cereals for my small shop

Alex Kioko

Kangemi, Kenya

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Alex Kioko

Member since

February 2015

On-time repayments

197 installments  •  97%

About Me

I was born and raised in Makueni County, Mwisini Village.
Let me first help you understand the nature of my region.
It's hot and dry, and the people who live in this area are
poverty-stricken. All the rivers source are seasonal. Growing up, I didn't have even the privilege of nature favoring me. I walked to school for kilometers barefoot and the ground was ever so hot. In my family, we only had two meals each day. Education was a challenge. As a child, my dream was to learn and know how to read and write in Swahili and in English. Because I didn't have any materials to read, I would borrow old newspapers from a neighbor to practice my reading and to try to memorize new vocabulary. I learned a lot through the old newspapers.
I learned about the world, and about the country's political environment. And whenever I read it, I felt connected with the world.
My wife and I have a son.

My Business

My business is a mini koisk where I retail consumables to the people who live around Hinga Road. My shop retails sugar, rice, salt, baking flour, ugali flour, and packed milk. This kiosk has everything a client would need for breakfast, lunch, and supper. I have created a great clientele base. They rely on my services and products, on a daily basis.
I sell to over 200 people. I open at 5a.m. and I close shop at 11p.m.
This is what earns me a living. I take care of my family's needs from the income that is generated from this kiosk. I pay for rent and food, and I also am in school and get my school fees from my business.

Project Proposal

I will buy variety of cereals including but not limited to,maize, different types of beans, peanut,rice,assorted flour etc .having good harvest in the rural areas it will be easy for me to get the cereals from the farmers at cheap price and sell in my shop being located in urban .my shop is also well located and has little competition hence enjoying plenty of customers





  • melissapmeier    Apr 7, 2017

    Best wishes for your continued success. I would be happy to lend to you again!

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Feb 21, 2024


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