Chelangat Sammary Bigen
190 installments • 76%
My name is Chelangat Sammary Bigen. I was born in 1972 in Kuresiet village, Chemaner location, Longisa division in Bomet County.We are a family of seven members where five of us are female and two are male.am the second born in my family, I went to Chemaner primary school at a tender age of five where I started class one in 1978 and continued to class eight in 1986 and sat my kcpe in the same year and later on joined Wareng high school for my O level education where I completed in 1990 having satisfactorily achieved my secondary school certificate.
My parents kept goats,sheep and cows for our upkeep.in additional they grew maize ,sorghum,and millet for food and surplus was sold to cater for our education. my siblings and I were of great help to our parents because we assisted so much in daily activities like cultivating farm,weeding and harvesting.am a married woman with two kids an elder daughter who is in a medical school and a younger son in class six. that's my story, thanks for reading.
I have a cosmetic shop in LITEIN town located Eastwards just a few kilometres from Kericho town. I started opening it August 2014.it's now sixteen months old and has been on up to date.I normally open at 8:am in the morning and close at 6:30 pm in the evening. so far so good am happy because my business is doing well and I have hired one person to assist me in making sales ,keeping records, making orders,stock taking ,communicating with customers among other duties. my business contains variety of hairstyles, rings,earrings, body lotions among other variety of things.I av been able to acquire reliable potent customers, and still looking for more and has enablee to run my business smoothly.u pay my kids fees as well as their upkeep.zidisha loan is of great help to me.
Thank you my lenders and zidisha team for your support and reading my story.
My business still growing and I have a hope of getting to a better place. Achieving this objectives will enable me to realize my goals.
I have been unable to met some of my customers denands.I need more capital to increase the stock for my premise.
I am also planning planning to extend my business by opening a Boutique and beauty shop,so as to attract more customers, met their requirements and also maximise the sales. This has also arise due to my customers demand and competition in the market.
Further I would also like to open a saloon where people will have their hairstyles done among other necessities of their beauty. Lending me this will be of great help to me. Thanks to zidisha team and any support from them i will be greatful.
Oct 14, 2015
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: $6.20
Chelangat opted to pay $112.11 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.