Clothes inventory for high season

Jane Wangui

Bamburi, Kenya

69% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Jane Wangui

Member since

February 2015

On-time repayments

280 installments  •  84%

About Me

My name is Jane Wangui, born and raised in Nakuru town in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. I was born in a family of 5 and I am the third born. My parents are farmers who practised food farming. The food was mainly for feeding the family and they would sell the surplus to meet other family needs.

I went to school up to secondary school level and then joined a college where I took a course in beauty and hair care. I later relocated to Mombasa to live with my sister. This is where I started a business dealing with sale of second hand clothes. This is what I am still doing and this business supports my 2 children.

My Business

I deal with retailing second hand clothes in an open air market. I normally get the clothes from importers and then retail. I am surrounded by working people and these are my main clients. I make between $120 and $200 per month which I use to support my family.

I intend to open a stall in near future so that I can direct my clients to a permanent place as opposed to what I am doing right now. It is my hope that by benefitting from Zidisha loans, I will be able to achieve my dream soon.

Loan Proposal

I will use the money to re-stock my stall in readiness for the coming high season which comes towards the end of the year. I am keen to stock women and children wear which tend to do well during this time.

I will make a trip to Nairobi where I can get quality second hand clothes at a fair price. I will spend USD 420 for the clothes and the balance will cater for transport and other small expenses.

This loan is very important since I will give my business the much needed momentum and enable me to compete and have an edge among my peers.

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About Me

My name is Jane Wangui, born and raised in Nakuru town in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. I was born in a family of 5 and I am the third born. My parents are farmers who practised food farming. The food was mainly for feeding the family and they would sell the surplus to meet other family needs.

I went to school up to secondary school level and then joined a college where I did a course in beauty and hair care. I later relocated to Mombasa to live with my sister and this is where I started a business dealing with sale of second hand clothes. This is what I am still doing and this business supports my 2 children.

My Business

I deal with retailing second hand clothes in an open air market. I normally get the clothes from importers and then retail. I am surrounded by working people and these are my main clients. I make between $120 and $200 per month which I use to support my family.

I intend to open a stall in near future so that I can direct my clients to a permanent place as opposed to what I am doing right now. It is my hope that by benefitting from Zidisha loans, I will be able to achieve my dream soon.

Loan Proposal

I will use the money to re-stock my stall in readiness for the coming high season which comes towards the end of the year. I am keen to stock women and children wear which tend to do well during this time.

I will make a trip to Nairobi where I can get quality second hand clothes at a fair price. I will spend USD 420 for the clothes and the balance will cater for transport and other small expenses.

This loan is very important since I will give my business the much needed momentum and enable me to compete and have an edge among my peers.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$548.39

Date disbursed

Sep 26, 2017

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

41 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $22.99

Lenders

PG

Paul Graham

United States

Craig Newmark

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

CN

Craig Newmark

United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

BA

Burf and Patsy

St. John's, Canada

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