Hardware stall

Mercy Njenga

Bamburi, Kenya

50% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Mercy Njenga

Member since

December 2016

On-time repayments

27 installments  •  100%

About Me

My name Mercy Wambui - a business woman based in Mombasa - Kenya. I was born and raised up in central Kenya near the famous mount Kenya. I was born in a rural area where the main activity was (and still is) farming. My parents like other farmers in the region grew food crops such as maize (corn), beans and potatoes.

I later went to primary school and then joined secondary school. I then did a secretarial course in a vocational institution. I later got a job as a secretary where I worked for a number of year.

I later got married and joined my husband in Mombasa which is about 500 kilometers away. I resigned from where I was employed and joined my husband in his hardware store business. This is what I am still doing to date.

I am a mother of 2 children who are both in school. One would like to become a lawyer and the other a journalist.

My hobby is jogging which I like doing whenever time allows.

My Business

The business entails selling of hardware items such as tape measures, adhesives, lubricants etc. I get my stock from the capital city - Nairobi where there are big suppliers. I then retail them from my outlet at a profit.

I sell these items to many technicians in Mombasa city. I use the profit from this business to run our family budget and this supplements my husband's income.

Project Proposal

I will use the funds to added more stock to my business which is already running. Will go for the fast moving items like 2stoke oils, super glue, fuel filters, bar nut and screws, which I hope to sell and add the interest gained from the sales to add more stock which is fast moving and by doing so, I know that I will increase my stock slowly by slowly because money for my maintenance is coming from my husband who is currently supporting me from his salary which is constant unlike the business which I have to wait to make sells.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$99.37

Date disbursed

Dec 24, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $4.97

Pay It Forward contribution: $14.90

Backers

JessieD

Alexandria, Va, United States

Diana Gathoni

Pipeline,embakasi, Kenya

Moses Onyango

Busia, Kenya

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Ian

Niagara Region, Canada

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