Marketing eggs from local farms

Mwenda Kaluwaji

Lusaka, Zambia

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Mwenda Kaluwaji

Location

Lusaka, Zambia

On-time repayments

242 weekly installments  •  68%

About Me

My full name is Mwenda Kaluwaji aged 31 male based in Lusaka Zambia. I grew up in a huge family where we had to share every little we had. Completed my high school back in the year 2006 then went on to pursue a course in business management which has always been my passion. Well after College I got a job at Entrepreneurs Financial Centre (EFC Zambia) one of the leading micro-finance organisation in Zambia. I was hired as a Sales Representative. Unfortunately the job did not last as expected ,but since I had saved some money I decided to start a business from the experience I got interacting with entrepreneurs from different walks of life and backgrounds. I later decided to venture into a profit making business till to date.
The uniqueness of my country is that it has about 60 percent of water-bodies of southern Africa contained in Zambia.
I envision my children to grow up in a modern city so as to ease and increase opportunities for them to pursue careers that they will be passionate about and ultimately be relevant in society.
And lastly, my hobbies include but not limited to reading and travelling.

My Business

My business is growing by the day and i have just ventured into potato selling.

This type of business is on demand because of growing fast foods restaurants around.

Having gained experience in running businesses i have decided to diversify into potato selling because of low cost of running it and also having access to my daily profits will help me plan well for growth plus during winter sales for potatos go up hence taking up this business during the gold rush season.

My typical costs range from paying rent $50 for my shop monthly, i have only employee who helps me when i go out to do other errands and so salary lunch plus transport is costing to $100 then also ordering of poatoes costs every week $200

The previous loan has really helped me stabalise my savings. the loan im applying for will greatly help me boost my stock through profits to reinvest in the business for more growth, i will also manage to pay for my degree program which im starting next month and manage other expenses.

Loan Proposal

Once i acquire the loan, this will enable me to purchase 100 trays of eggs with each tray at $24 giving me a total of $2400 to be paid to farmers who bring the eggs to the market. the other $200 will help me with transport costs and other costs that may arise due to the nature of the business.
The benefit i will get from this loan is huge because
* It will boost my business as well as profit
* I will be able to create employment to a friend in need for a smooth operation of the business
* I will also manage to pay for my driving school lessons as well as help me save money to help with my well being and at home.

I expect my profit in the business to increase between 20% from the current 10%

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$288.48

Date disbursed

Feb 25, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

5 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $8.84

Lenders

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

MR

Michiel Rauws

San Francisco, Netherlands

Craig Newmark

United States

BS

Brad Sims

Hexham, United Kingdom

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