Regina Mary Ndegwa
289 installments • 80%
I’m the second born in a family of eight. Since my parents didn't have enough money to pay school fees for all of us, I didn't advance much in education as I was forced by the circumstances to do odd jobs to support my younger brothers and sisters. I was employed as a tea girl in a local primary school and it’s from that job that I saved some capital that helped me start my current business of selling second hand clothes. I would want to see my children grow to become successful people who shall make a difference in other people’s lives. Besides working, I love taking a nature walk, meeting new friends and reading magazines during my free time.
My business involves selling of both new and second hand clothes for women and children. Initially I started with selling the second hand clothes only, since majority of the citizens are not able to afford new clothes but still need to look decent in their outfit. Currently, I’m also selling brand new clothes, since demand for them is slowly increasing as the purchasing power of my customers increase. It’s also an open secret that women are the highest buyers of clothes, as opposed to men. In a typical day, my incomes ranges between 20$ to 30$, and I set aside 7$ each day, to cater for my running expenses like rent for the shop, transport, lunch and several other expenses. This leaves me with between 16$ to 23$ which helps me to cater for other needs like providing food for my family, paying rent for our house, paying school fees, expanding my business and also extend a hand of help to the more needy like the kids in children homes.
I've identified a very strategic location for opening a new, and my second clothing joint within our estate since the demand for my selection is getting higher and higher. In that new joint, the following are going to be my starting expenses:
1. Rent plus one month deposit: $200
2. Annual License from the City Council: $ 60
3. Room Partitioning: $ 50
4. Stock for the following items to start with:
-Ladies Hand bags, 20 pieces= $160
-Ladies Shoes, 40 pieces= $200
-Selection of kids outfits= $300
-Selection of Ladies dresses= $200
5. Operating capital for one month: $100
This new business will create more employment to two other needy Kenyans, who will be in a position to support their dependants as well. On top of that, i will make more income than i'm doing currently, and be able to give my family a much better decent living. With this new business, i expect my profit margin to be more than double within the next four months. Once again, than you lenders for your continued support.
Nov 5, 2017
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