Expansion of my clothing business

Albert Samunyawu

Zambezi, Zambia

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Entrepreneur

Name

Albert Samunyawu

Location

Zambezi, Zambia

On-time repayments

1 weekly installment  •  100%

About Me

I was born and raised in Zambezi, on north-west of Zambia. From grade one to nine I went to Chilen'ga basic school, after passing my grade nine I went to Kawumbu secondary where I did my grade ten to twelve.
I had parents who held strongly beliefs that "Children are best when they play outside in the fresh air and have general freedom." There are so many children around the world who are born into less and with so many more obligations. Before the age of 14, my biggest obligation was being home for dinner and doing standard "small farm" chores. Other than that, I roamed my small part of the world freely. I got in and out of trouble on my own.
My parents were positively obsessed with their children being shielded by an impenetrable bubble from the sundry horrors of the outside world. Sure, this came with a cost (in terms of silly innocence). My parents didn’t swear in front of us. When people entered into their engineered bubble, my dad and mom stood sentinel and acted with a degree of furious dispatch few can imagine if those visitors brought in detritus from the outside world (sex, swearing, poor manners). They believed that when freed from the contaminants of the outside world, we could grow into whole human beings of our own.
My parents obsessed over me being an individual. My dad could be a standard Neo Calvinist at times, but otherwise, we were brought up to think for ourselves and defend ourselves.
I was raised in a rural location of the Zambia that provided me a wide natural habitat free of conflict and positively infected with freedom, love, peace and prosperity. If the whole of space-time up until now was a lottery to be awarded out randomly to humans, I won the largest jackpot available.
I had good friends and bad friends. The right amount of both to teach me important lessons about people.
I had a big, loving extended family with a lot of siblings who gathered regularly at a table to eat meals that nourished our minds as well as our bodies.

I trained myself on fostering qualities of persistence and endurance that helps me cop with adversity and making it through tough times. Tough times don’t last forever neither do they finish, one ends today another starts tomorrow. so, As i pave a way through the darkness, I always find ways to stay motivated and persevere.
connecting with friends and family boost my mood and ease stress when am going through tough times, and make sense of all the changes and disruptions. Instead of feeling like I am the only one facing problems alone, I draw strength and build resilience from having others to lean on.

I started my business two years ago, I have been gradually saving some money from doing piecework. One of the biggest disadvantages of Piecework is "certainty", working with the fact that every day could be your last day working. So, the business was the backup plan if things goes the other way. To my surprise i am good in this domain, business is what I was born to do. So, I have been looking for ways to expand my business and take it to imaginable heights.

Zambia is a country located at the crossroads of Eastern, Southern, and Central Africa. It borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola, and Zimbabwe.

Greetings are an essential part of the Zambian culture, regardless of age or social status. If approached by someone, a greeting should be offered before engaging in conversation. Our visitors are given gifts when leaving as a sign of gratitude, friendship, or honor, and refusing a gift is considered disrespectful.
In my country, storytelling is a popular way to spend time with family and friends. The culture is practiced in both rural and urban cities by both young and old.
Visit Zambia and have the privilege to see the mighty Lake Kariba, the largest artificially created reservoir in the world by volume. It was created by constructing the Kariba Dam on the Zambezi River, which is 800 mi from the Indian Ocean. The lake is over 139 mi long, 25 mil wide, covers more than 2,154 sq mi, and stores 44 cu mi of water.
Victoria Falls is another amazing God's creation to see, the largest and most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Located on the Zambezi River along Zambia's border with Zimbabwe, the waterfall is 355 ft high and 5,604 ft wide. The roaring noise of Victoria Falls can be heard from over 10 mi away, while the mist can rise to over 1,200 ft. Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone named the waterfall after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

I have a one year beautiful daughter, she is not old enough to decide what she wants to be when she grows up. All I can say now, I will give her the life she deserve and grows to be a star. I enjoy storytelling with my family and friends, play with my daughter, listening to music, learning new things, driving and dancing.

My Business

I buy and resell clothes. I buy clothes from big cities on order price and resell them in rural areas. Rural areas are not exposed to new things. The only time they can see new things is when they go to big cities, on televisions or when the city is brought to their door step. Meaning, my business provide ease access of clothes in Zambezi.

Zambezi is a home of natural resources, a home of business that means a home of money too. A lot of people in Zambezi have no time to travel just to buy clothes nor time for small business. These people never shy away from spending money on something they got their eyes on. Despite how high the amount is, they will buy. Is for this reasons I make myself available when they want to spend their money

This kind of business needs a well set up capital and business plan. The places where to buy this clothes are very far from the rural areas. Therefore, transport is a big challenge in this business.
I use my profit for my business expansion, transport when i want to buy more goods, for rentals, buying food, for emergencies. Also I will use the profits to repay my loan so as to be able to qualify for a high amount.

Project Proposal

I will use the loan for transport, when going to buy more good. The loan will increase the profit and it will help in the growth of the business. Thanks.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$17.99

Date disbursed

Jan 7, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $1.77

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