Choppies crisps project

Bryan Ouma

Nairobi, Kenya

123% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Bryan Ouma

Member since

May 2022

On-time repayments

7 installments  •  100%

About Me

Hello my name is Bryan I’m a graduate from kips college with a degree in electronic engineering after I finished school I was unable to find work anywhere no matter how hard I tried it was to no avail and with my mom and younger siblings depending on me i had to do odd jobs just to get us by that’s when I realized that this was a wide spread problem in Kenya that young people complete school and cannot be absorbed into the existing work force so that’s when I used the savings I had from working odd jobs to start CHOPPIES a crisp company with it I would be able to not provide for myself but to provide employment for the youths in my community as well while also addressing the need for affordable high quality snacks.

My Business

With over 70%percent of snack products on shelves having been imported and still only catering for less than 50%percent of the consumer demand which is expected to grow with an ever increasing middle class in Kenya CHOPPIES which is also the branding name we use for our crisp products seeks to fill this gap with our high quality low cost products, we make flavored potato crisps with a variety of up to five flavors which are tomato flavor, onion flavor, lemon, garlic and plain our current market is mainly small shops and local wholesalers and we are looking to expand our footprint across Nairobi we currently have a stuff of 5people and we have a daily output of about 500packets of 15grams with each packet retailing for 10sh.50grams with each retailing for 50sh

Project Proposal

purchase of packaging materials for our products, we are currently running out of packaging materials for our products as we did not anticipate the large demand it is for this reason I on behalf of my enterprises request your support on this thank you very much and be blessed.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$80.28

Date disbursed

Sep 24, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $3.81

Pay It Forward contribution: $4.58

Optional expediting fee: $9.16

Backers

Pitriani 0

Kab. Sumedang, Indonesia

Lydia Bunyasi

Nanyuki, Kenya

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  • Bryan Ouma    Sep 26, 2022

    I will use the funds to purchase a new fryer this will greatly increase our production capacity thank you you everyone for your support

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  • Bryan Ouma    Sep 26, 2022

    I was able to order printed packaging for our products right on time to finish an order for our wholesale partners thank you so much for your continued support

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  • Bryan Ouma    Sep 24, 2022

    Thank you so very much for making my project possible this funds will be used to purchase packaging materials for our crisps products and in turn will increase their shelf life this will go along way in growing our enterprise thank you for making it possible

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  • Eyal Wormser    Sep 19, 2022

    Best of luck in your business- I hope you achieve great success and one day use that success to help those around you.

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  • Bryan Ouma    Sep 19, 2022

    I want to thank everybody for their support it is only through your efforts that we are able to continue meeting our increasing clients demand as we are still a small enterprise your support has been very pivotal in our activities and running, the Last disbursements was used to purchase potatoes for processing to meet our clients demands for this everyone at choppies thanks you

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  • Bryan Ouma    Sep 12, 2022

    I want to thank you all for funding my project and making it possible to. Purchase raw material for processing this will go a along way in growing our enterprise thank you all and thanks to zidisha

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  • Bryan Ouma    Sep 11, 2022

    We successfully bought the sealing machine for our products now we have two and have doubled our capacity to package our products this in turn will enable us to produce more and keep up with demand

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  • Bryan Ouma    Sep 9, 2022

    Thank you so much for funding my project this will help me purchase a new packaging sealing machine which will allow us to keep up with the growing demand of our products

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  • Bryan Ouma    Sep 7, 2022

    This is our product after improved packaging solutions made possible by zidisha

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  • Bryan Ouma    Sep 7, 2022

    The project was a complete success we managed to complete the clients order in time thanks to everyone’s contributions and now we have registered a growth of 30% percent in sales thanks to our partnership with zidisha

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  • Bryan Ouma    Aug 30, 2022

    Thank you all for supporting this project and making it possible the amount is going to be very pivotal in completing a clients order on time

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  • Bryan Ouma    Aug 28, 2022

    I was able to meet my clients order on time and procure even more orders and in turn my business has grown considerably

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  • Bryan Ouma    Aug 16, 2022

    I was able to improve the packaging of our products and make it more appealing to our consumers and retail partners

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