Funding my small used clothing business

Fridah Momanyi

Kisii, Kenya

13% paid forward



Fridah Momanyi

Member since

September 2022

On-time repayments

12 installments  •  42%

About Me

My name is Fridah Momanyi. I reside in Nairobi, Kenya. I just started an informal mitumba business at Githurai 44 to provide for my two sons [5 years and 1 year] day-to-day needs. I have wanted to get into business for a long time but I couldn't due to a lack of capital. Finally, 2 weeks ago I made the decision to start small since if I didn't take the risk then soon or later my family was going to sleep hungry.

My Business

My business is located at Githurai 44, Nairobi, which is a large residential and business estate. I want to sell Mitumba baby clothing example tights, dresses, t-shirts, sweaters, newborn clothes, etc, and ladies' innerwear. namely- Bras, sports bras, shapewear, pants, corsets, bralettes, etc.

I choose this kind of business since the many people around are always in need of baby clothes and ladies' wear. I have rented a small stall from where I will display and sell my products from. This is usually in the afternoons when people are going back to their houses or moving from their business/work. In the mornings, I will deliver supplies to my online customers.

Sourcing for capital to purchase more clothes is now a major problem, especially for 'small' people like me without securities for loans. Luckily, I came across Zidisha Inc through google search and I'm hopeful it will be my breakthrough.

If you kindly allow me to have this loan, I will manage to enlarge my business by increasing the stock and I will have more to offer to my clients.

Project Proposal

I will use these funds to buy more stock to add to my shop





Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Oct 9, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $1.94

Pay It Forward contribution: $5.84


Tam Thao Nathan

United States

Abdul Kitohe

Mombasa , Kenya

Peter Wanjohi

Nairobi, Kenya

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