152% paid forward
16 installments • 31%
My name is Samuel . I work and live in Kenya.I grew up and was educated in rural Kenya.We are 5 in our family.My parents are peasant farmers as such we grew up with lots of challenges. After high school i joined an accounting college where i learnt book keeping and accounting practices.I used to work on peoples farms to raise my college fees.Unfortunately i didn't complete the course for lack of school fees. After dropping out of college i got employed at a local grocery store where i learnt the art of running the business through on job training. Due to covid19 pandemic the business was shut down and i had to look for a way to fend for my family.I thus started my own small grocery though with a lot of financial challenges until i came across Zidisha. So far Zidisha is my sole financial partner.My dream is to grow this business to the point of being a wholesaler and the go to supplier of cereals and groceries in our area. I have 2 children and they all dream of becoming business persons. My hobby is travelling and meeting new people.
I run a small cereals and grocery shop.In my business i offer vegetables, fruits,flours and cereals. I chose this business because almost every household in our area uses these items on a daily basis. The business generates revenue through the sales of these items.The typical costs include costs of purchase,milling costs for flours and rent.I use the profits i generate for my family's daily upkeep and fees for my children.I also re-invest part of the profit to grow the business as i look forward to adding more income generating avenues
I plan to buy and stock cereals as well as mill grains to get flour for the grocery shop. In our area there is a high demand for rice, beans and porridge flours. Several customers have been asking me for these items and i would like to buy and stock the same. Especially now that the schools are closed, the market is ripe.
Pay It Forward
Dec 7, 2022
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: $3.11
Pay It Forward contribution: $9.33
Optional expediting fee: $7.46
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