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My name Marcela, single mother of 2 young children - a boy and a girl aged 16 and 13 years respectively. I am a hardworking person striving to support her family with basic needs such as food, shelter and education.
I was born in a place called Taita Taveta, not very far from Kenya's coast line. The main activity here is farming but most parents prefer to send their children to big towns such as Mombasa once they are through with their education. They believe that, by doing so, they stand a better chance of succeeding in life since there are more opportunities there.
I found myself in Mombasa just after my formal education where I went to live with my relative. It is where I have been employed in many institutions on casual basis where I do clerical work and other minor duties such as running errands. I have been out of salaried work for the last two years hence my decision to start a business.
My boy would like to become a lawyer while the sister aspires to become a teacher.
I sell second hand clothes in my neighborhood. I normally chose my clothes from the market and then sell them from door to door. It is not an easy job but I like it since it has provided my family with their basic needs for many years.
I recently introduced bed sheets to my stock after I got the Zidisha loan. I wasn't quite sure whether my clients would respond positively tho this but I am glad that the gamble has paid off. I hope to keep adding more new items to satisfy the needs of my clients.
I hope to keep expanding the business and move it to a permanent store.
I will use the money to buy some bed sheets that I will then sell at a profit. This is a venture that I started just a month ago but showing huge potential. I will buy more stock so as to build on this momentum.
I will be able to buy 10 bed sheets which will give me a profit of anything between 20 and 30%. This will make my business grow even more and increase my sales and profit.
Jun 27, 2017
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: $1.54
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