Cereals and flour for grocery shop

Samuel

Nairobi, Kenya

152% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Samuel

Member since

November 2019

On-time repayments

16 installments  •  31%

About Me

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.

My Business

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

Project Proposal

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.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$66.00

Date disbursed

Dec 7, 2022

Backers

Muthee

Kenya, Meru County, Imenti South Constituency, Abogeta West Ward, Kithangali Location, Upper Kithang, Kenya

Diana

Sidoarjo, Indonesia

Moses

Limuru, Kenya

J

Jesinta

Siaya, Kenya

Samuel

Meru, Kenya

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Amount returned to the platform for this project

$96.47

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$138 (6 Projects)

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