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Hello Everyone,I am Chris Kingori, a Gospel Minister and an entrepreneur from Kenya. I'm from a very humble background in a village deep in Kiambu County. My Parents were blessed to have 3 children, my sisters and I.
Our mother was a primary school teacher where she accidentally fell into a water pond in school, drowned & passed on in 1992. I was in High school back then. My father was a farmer and I can say we survived by grace. He passed on some 20 years later in 2012. My secondary learning was a big challenge to us as my mother's salary would be used to pay for me and she was no more, luckily her benefits were paid and my whole school fees was paid. In 1995 I cleared school and in 1996 I joined some friends who gave me some temporal employment to later become permanent. While working here I enrolled myself in 3 colleges and did a driving course, & worked with them faithfully for 8 years. To date when they get much work they call me to assist.
Later on I moved from Nairobi to the central rift region of kenya where I wanted to open a flowershop but things were really hard in terms of rent and new town challenges. It's then I got employed as a security guard in 2006 september. I once again worked in dedication and my boss promoted me to be the regional manager of the company I was guarding.
The 2007 post election violence affected us and had to move towns. I love farming & leased land for farming cabbages, chilli ,Kales , spinach, french beans as well as source carrots and any other fresh produce my buyers would like. Most of my clients were sellers. I had 3 cows for a dairy farming project which with God's help I will still do in the near future.
I am currently running a funeral Services shop in the Capital City. I realized how hard it is to get a reliable funeral Service provider who can give quality and so I decided to be one. This is what I'm currently doing, God willing I will expand to other towns.
As I mentioned earlier, I have since left to the capital city and I'm running a funeral Services shop offering quality coffins and caskets, wreaths, hearse services, portraits and Eulogies. The business is picking up that means with sales from the store I could be able to pay my loan on a weekly basis.
I have the will to bring quality reliable send off services and packages Countrywide by Opening more branches. The kind of service many would not want to relate with but it's worth getting someone peace of mind and heart in their darkest hour of need.
My Coffins and caskets are made from locally available materials such as boards and timber. We also do spray for a clean smart finish.
I have a few clients who buy I'm wholesale and I'm working on marketing my work the more both online and offline. I am seeking some funding to help me expand to a new shop as well as increase my stock. Thank you lenders for accepting to assist me, I promise to keep my repayment schedule clean and constant.
I ran a Funeral service and products shop in Nairobi. Our products especially the coffins and caskets are made of boards & timber that's joined to give the various designs. However, there's quite a huge competition in the market and thus calls for an upgrade in how we market, display and design the products.
Someone said, "Put as much effort in the display of the product as you did with the designing". I therefore would want to buy more paints and filler to help in giving a fine finish to the caskets. Our clients are attracted by first the finish and the design, before the prices, hence we must work tirelessly to get things done better. I will be glad to receive the funds to help me in buying the much needed shine products.
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Jul 23, 2022
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