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My name is winfred nyawira muthoni,I was born in kirinyaga county in central kenya. We have been raised by a single mother I and my brother who is a role model to us.Through struggles of life we still made it and got the best from our mum.I attended Gathuthiini primary school,the Kiaragana Girls high school for secondary education.
Currently am pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce(Insurance) since am a holder of Diploma in Insurance am experiencing some challenges in paying my school fees even though I try hard to raise money by doing insurance underwriting and selling rice.
When pursuing my diploma I still had the fees challenge,therefore I joined Gathuthiini Hope Foundation and volunteered to be doing guidance and counseling to primary school kids.The foundation paid my fees and am very greatful to them.
The job I do in underwriting is not a consistent one so I saved a little from it and also got some funding from my mum and my brother to start the rice business so atleast to make ends meet. Am an outgoing person and during my free time I like giving back to the community so I engage myself in activities like cleaning or even walks.
I sell pishori rice, this rice is in demand since its not like the local rice when cooked it has some fragance and doesn't become lumped(mushy). I chose this kind of business since I can assess the rice easily it is grown in my home area and also at a fair price.The profits I get I reinvest in growing this business and paying my fees.
Now i have ventured into agribusiness too, to boost my income.
I have been undertaking several projects to source income. This has been possible through the fund assistance from zidisha, where i have been able to be in school without fees arrears,run my rice business and the laundry services.
I am looking forward to increase my in-tray and want to venture into agri-business. The funds i will get from zidisha and my savings, i will rent a land,buy seedlings and preparation of seedbeds.
The projected profit will be used in expansion of all my projects,in addition it will be pivotal in the growth of myh financial stability. I believe in the lenders and hope they will help me actualize my dreams as they have always done. Thank you.
Aug 15, 2018