Children's and women's clothing and a photocopier for my boutique

Alice Wachira

Githurai45, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Alice Wachira

Member since

August 2015

On-time repayments

149 installments  •  94%

About Me

I am a first born in a family of three. At the age of five, my parents handed me over to my dad's twin brother whose wife could not not bear him any children. My life was sweet until my uncle decided to remarry six years later. Life became so miserable, I went to school hungry, slept hungry, dropped in performance and finally got withdrawn. I managed, however, to sit for my KCPE and got good grades to proceed to secondary school and later to college. However this experience gave me a sense of independence. Today, together with two other friends, we have embarked on assisting kids with special needs in my home village primary school. I feel this is one way of giving back to the community.

I am married and a mother of two kids, one a sixteen year old girl who aspires to be a marine pilot. She is in form four. I pray for her dream to come true. My seven year old son is still young to fully know what he would like to be, but he has a liking of what his dad does in the construction industry.

My Business

After a stint in employment, I decided to have a hand in business. I started with a welding workshop but it being male dominated and with no prior knowledge, it became very challenging. I therefore decided to open up a business in which I would have full control and therefore I opened a boutique five years ago.

I deal with ladies' and children's wear as this does well all season. Women are impulse buyers, and will always squeeze a coin when they see something they feel is pleasing to them. Women, too, like to shop for their kids. Kids outgrow their clothes fast, hence they need to replenish their wears.

My main costs are on stock, rent, licences, electricity and transport. However, the sales are enough to sustain the expenses, replenish stock and do some savings that have seen me improve on my house and save some money for any eventualities. Luckily, my husband too supports me in some projects so I don't have to over-commit my business.

Loan Proposal

If granted the proposed loan I intend to boost my business once again as medical bills have seen it go down. I wish to add on children's clothing worth £300. We are almost getting to April holidays and children's clothes sell fast.

I will also add on handbags and ladies' clothes worth £200. Women are impulse buyers and will always buy what pleases them.

Finally, I still intend to purchase a photocopier as this will help me in my office work and also help fulfill my desire of starting a cybercafé in future. This copier is worth £200.

I look forward to a positive response. Thank you Zidisha and God's blessings to you and your families.

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About Me

Iam a first born in a family of three. At the age of five my parents handed me over to my dad twin brother whose wife could not not bear him any children. My life was sweet until when my uncle decided to remarry six years latter. Life became so miserable, I went to school hungry, slept hungry, dropped in performance and finally got withdrawn. I however managed to sit for my KCPE and got good grades to proceed to secondary school and latter to college. However this experience gave me a sense of indepedence. Today, together with two other friends we have embarked into assisting kids with special needs in my home village primary school. I feel this is one way of giving back to the community.
Am married and a mother of two kids, a sixteen year old girl who aspires to be a marine pilot. She is in form four. I pray for her dream to come true. My seven year old son is still young to fully know what he would like to be, but has a liking of what his dad does in the construction industry.

My Business

After a stint in employment, I decided to have a hand in business. I started with a welding workshop but being male dominated and with no prior knowledge it became very challenging.
I therefore decided to open up a business which I will have full control and therefore opening a boutique five years ago.
I deal with ladies and children wear as this do well all season. Women are impulse buyers, and will always squeeze a coin when they see something they feel its pleasing to them.
Women too like to shop for their kids. Kids outgrow their clothes fast hence need to replenish their wears.
My main costs are on stock, rents, licences, electricity and transport. However, the sales are enough to sustain the expenses, replenish stock and do some savings that see me improve on my house and save some money for any eventualities.
Luckily, my husband too supports' me in some projects too so I don't have to over commit my business.

Loan Proposal

If granted the proposed loan I intend to boost my business once again as my dad's medical bills have seen it go down. I wish to add on children's clothing worth 300 dollars. Schools are almost breaking for April holidays and children clothes sell fast during this season.

I will also add on handbags and ladies clothes worth of 200 dollars. Women are impulse buyers and always buys what attracts them on sight .

Finally, I still intend to purchase a photocopier as this will help me in my office work and also hel fulfil my desire of starting a cyber café in future. This copier is worth 200dollars.

I look forward to a positive response. Thank you Zidisha and God bless you and your families.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$704.01

Date disbursed

Mar 13, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

13 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $30.89

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