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My name is Damaris Okwuosa,a female graduate teacher.Am the 6th child in my family. Raised by my mom. Trained as a graduate Teacher. I started business so as to substitute the small salary I earn. Am also a mother of 3 children. I recently enrolled in a business mentorship program sponsored by UNITAR AND ABSA.
It is mentoring women who are both in business and working life..this has helped me understand the business needs
I sell small fish, omena or dagaa in my neighborhood. I do this on small scale. I get a profit of about Ksh. 5,000/-per month. This business helps me to manage expenses in my house, am able to provide basic utilities for my children.I have also started a new side business still food related.I prepare snacks for school going children,these snacks sell very well in the morning. This has helped me to expand my income a little bit and to cushion me in the tough economic times.I recently concluded a business mentorship program sponsored by UNITAR AND ABSA am able to understand my customers and also understand the challenges women face in business.
Am also gaining more experience on how to grow my business.
I look forward to finishing my masters degree next year,all this is an effort to improve my skills and experience.
Am a teacher,i have a class of 51 students. They're now sitting for the final exam in secondary school. Some of my students come from very needy homes and sometimes during their study time in school they've had to leave and go work on hand jobs to be able to get food supplies.
During this exam period they may not be able to make it to work..I intend to use this funds to buy some flour, just to ensure that they have a meal once they get home..we could also buy about 10kgs of rice which will be great.
I will try my best to raise funds from my vegetable garden and repay the loan.
Pay It Forward
Dec 3, 2022
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: $0.70
Pay It Forward contribution: $2.10