Buying of leather to make male shoes and sandals

Joseph Wohoro

Karen, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Joseph Wohoro

Member since

May 2015

On-time repayments

124 installments  •  53%

About Me

I was born in a family of five-four girls and i being the last born. As far as i can remember, creating art in leather was always a must do for me. I guess leather because my father was an animal skins and hides dealer. He passed away when i was ten and i used to create art on many different materials and surfaces to reminisce on the times we had with him and also to tell a story about the struggles my mom went through so we could eat and go to school. I had to learn how to milk and hawk this milk so that mum could provide for five of us from the cow my dad had bought her since she was jobless. Later I would draw out animal and landscape scenes from pieces of leather with different color shades and stitch them on to handbags and wallets which i sold so i could support my mother in household expenses, pay school fees and raise capital to buy a sewing machine. The work was and still is unique and very creative . The country that i live in KENYA is a land full of contrasting landscapes and divergent wildlife and this i guess impacted heavily in the leather art that i create .After secondary school I trained in stiching and leather tanning, product making and marketing. After training I got some work in a leather company where I got a good experience.I only have one daughter who is three years now and who has an exeptional talent in singing and drawing. It is my dream to make her the best she can ever want to be in whichsoever field she so desires to engage in.
One unique field i am currently pursuing is the development of femto-engeneered quantum particle claytronics that will enable mankind make more efficient non-bio-organic body parts. WAY TO FUTURISTIC some think- i agree but read on. This will mean man will have body structures that are more longer lasting, easier to control. Why this- because the fragile nature of our present organic bodies so limits our longevity and (to speak the truth way too costly to maintain from a global environmental impact point of view. We are already over 6 billion, not to mention the billions more of other forms of life that have only earth to rely on and most importantly, the right of every creature to exist and thrive).

My Business

I have been in leather industry for over Fifteen years.Currently during the day,I am designing leather pouches for a small Company where i am the chief designer and leading a team of six persons. This is a department within a larger entity that makes ceramic necklaces as well as earrings and bracelets for the fashion industry. The evening hours i work in my workshop. I have also been a trainer in a community organization for the disadvantaged helping them learn about leather product making. I would like to raise finances to scale-up production in my workshop and especially to expand my skills transfer training because this helps the disadvantaged within the community also gain such skills as i have so they can also provide for themselves and their familes. I design hand bags ,shoes and belts for sale on order .
The capital described above requires $100 to start with.
This will mainly go to purchasing leather and other accessories that will help me make items for bigger orders. I have lost many orders because the buyers wanted larger quantities of products than i could afford to make. Credit facilities for such micro-scale operations such as mine from established finance institutions in Kenya are non-existent. Mainly they claim we are too small for their "class" of buisnesses they assist. This means i cannot grow unless i come across to such facilities as this one of zidisha. It is my hope to obtain such help as i need from this enterprise.Thank you.

Loan Proposal

I will buy leather worth $100
Soles $80
shoe laces $50
Material for decorating shoes $50
Other miscellaneous $10
beads $30
finishing labour $50
I will get a profit of 50% increase
Thank you

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$380.17

Date disbursed

Oct 9, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

32 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $15.79

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Sep 24, 2022

    I shall purchase equipment for mixing and drying plant leaves to make plant based leather.
    It will help me by making it possible to process the raw leaves in to plant leather
    thank you for the opportunity to grow my research and help me change lives.

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Nov 23, 2017

    I made very male shoes and pouches whicj

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Oct 23, 2017

    I made very nice shoes and sandals for sale.I was able to make some money and now I want to do hats made of leather.Atleast I was able to pay fees for my daughter without having arrears.

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Oct 11, 2017

    Hi Lenders thank you so much .
    I was able to make nice sandals and male shoes

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  • Jane Wairimu    Jun 29, 2017

    Joseph is currently in financial challenges!

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Jun 2, 2017

    Kindly update the 600 paid

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  • Jane Wairimu    May 4, 2017

    I have contacted Joseph He will pay by Sunday

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Nov 30, 2016

    I have some wanting projects

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Jul 20, 2016

    My pressing needs have decreased

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Feb 10, 2016

    I can only manage to pay 200 since I am paying up an emergency need

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Feb 2, 2016

    Thank you so much Zidisha team.
    I however seek to ask you to review my repayment schedule which is affecting my repayment rate as from 21st Oct 2015.
    Please adjust the repayment from 21st October to Ksh500 /$5 since I adjusted my schedule but it now shows I did not.This has affected my repayment rate.Thank you.

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Feb 2, 2016

    Thank you so much Zidisha team.
    I however seek to ask you to review my repayment schedule which is affecting my repayment rate as from 21st Oct 2015.
    Please adjust the repayment from 21st October to Ksh500 /$5 since I adjusted my schedule but it now shows I did not.This has affected my repayment rate.Thank you.

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Jan 21, 2016

    I am making an income better now.

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Jan 15, 2016

    Hi Team,
    kindly review my repayment schedule correctly since i reduced my repayment on Oct 21st as shown Joseph Wohoro Oct 21, 2015 to ksh500 from Ksh 2900.Hence on 25th I was to pay Ksh 500 and not Ksh2900.Thank you

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Dec 14, 2015

    Hello zidisha kindly reviw my repayment schedule correctly since i reduced my repayment on Oct 21st as shown Joseph Wohoro Oct 21, 2015
    I have so many things I doing on a personal level. thank you

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Dec 8, 2015

    Thank you Zidisha team please review my repayment schedule.

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Oct 30, 2015

    Another photo of the hut design sandal tops. I Will then be placing these on the insoles at the foreground. This kind of freedom and versatility is really exciting and is made possible by the acquisition of differently colored leather pieces.

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Oct 30, 2015

    Hello members, support persons and visitors to this community.
    I want to reiterate my gratitude to this community for the faith in my project and it behoves me to note the exciting new changes that have come to my sandal design repository. This was stated before was because of the new funding that i received recently. The fore-attached photos show just some of the designs that i have been trying to create this past few weeks. These have to be tested before i can make final stencils of the designs and these stencils will then be used to start albeit in a small way, training an interested apprentice who lives within the village that the farm that i call home is located. My little daughter is also excited about these new designs and has inadvertently laid claim to one of the designs-the African hut one.

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Oct 21, 2015

    I have so many things I doing on a personal level.

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  • Joseph Wohoro    Oct 12, 2015

    ADDENDUM TO PREVIOUS MESSAGE.
    The actual amount i received from Zidisha was $ 382.2. I also get some almost $ 7.00 from a neighbor who was super interested in the new sandal concepts i am completing. They want at least three pairs and this seems to be a deposit. It is my goal to increase my turnover by at least 20% in the next six months.

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