Ingredients for soap making and packaging materials

Abigael Chirchir

Nairobi County, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Abigael Chirchir

Member since

July 2015

On-time repayments

144 installments  •  78%

About Me

Am Abigael Chirchir 28yrs old frm Nairobi Kenya.I studied at regional Institute for my Diploma course in Journalism and media Studies and later I Joined Maseno University for my degree in Business Administration and IT.My graduation is due in December and I look forward to use the skills I got in class and apply it inthe world of business.I Joined Zidisha family in 2025 through a friend who introduced me and have been receiving loans since then which has been of great help to me and I look forward to continue with my projects through the help of Zidisha since I want to be self employed and not dependant on being employed forever since I want to reach my goals of becoming a successful entrepreneur.For now am employed at a security firm as a controller and am looking forward to do more business as a side hustle but later I will venture into business full time.I hope Zidisha will help my dreams come through.

My Business

I ventured into detergent business since 2015 after I got various formulas for soap making and other detergents like Handwash,Harpic,Softener,Jik,Dettol and many more through a friend and there after I decided that it will be my venture and immediately when I learnt of Zidisha I started borrowing money to help me purchase the various ingredients and other expenses too.
I started with the little I had till it grew to something profitable and grew to large scale venture whereby I started getting huge orders especially for soap and Handwash and on a good week I would make around Ksh 12000 frm the liquid soap and Ksh 8000 from handwash that's roughly 20k per week.From that I saw it better to try selling the softener,Harpic,Jik and Dettol and it would add around Ksh 4000 on addition.My customers grew fond of my products and that's my story on my income.

Loan Proposal

Once i get this money i plan to buy
1.Packaging containers which i will use to package my soap they retail at US$0.46 per container so for 50 containers=US$24
2.Ingredients for soap making at US$ 10.3
3.Transport fess at US$ 10.3 per week.
It will benefit me because i will use the money to sustain my siblings and further my studies so as to have a better life.
I expect the profit to grow by20% more.

Feedback

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  • Sooz Cheong    Jul 25, 2019

    Loan was paid back in a timely manner with good correspondence. Glad to lend again.

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  • Margaret    Dec 13, 2017

    Excellent repayment once again!

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  • Margaret    May 1, 2017

    Abigael paid her loan off in a timely manner and was a pleasure to work with. I would gladly lend to her again and encourage others to do the same.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$92.56

Date disbursed

Jul 20, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

2 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $3.73

Abigael opted to pay $24.91 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.

Lenders

bconrad

Seattle, United States

Jennifer

Berlin, Germany

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