Making school uniforms

Mirriam

Kitwe, Zambia

18% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Mirriam

Member since

February 2024

On-time repayments

9 installments  •  100%

About Me

My name is Miriam Mbulo and I live in Kitwe town of Zambia. I live in Ndeke township. I went to Twatasha Primary School where I did Primary School. My childhood life was so hard because I grew up with a single mother who was just a marketeer, selling some goods on the market or sometimes in street of town just earn some money to help us send school and for home consumption. Hence being raised by a single parent was not easy at all because sometimes we could go without food or just having one single meal a day. My mother was hustler all the time to ensure that I went to went school and completed by primary school and obtained a school certificate and I was selected for secondary school to and study at Buyantanshi Secondary School in Chingola town. Therefore, I persevered despite all the challenges I went through until I finished my secondary school with excellent results that earned a scholarship to study nursing and at Levy Mwanawasa University in Lusaka. I went to the University on Scholarship basis and graduated successfully. This how I came to achieve important goals in my life by pressing so hard in my education to see the light once again in this life.
I grew up in mining town and most people work in the mines and others do different types of businesses.
What is unique mostly is the land is Mining industry , where we see explosive things, big trucks, tippers, or may say a lot of activities because that is where most people to their work in the town of Chingola Copperbelt and the open pit mine is known to produce pure copper, gold and cobalt .
My hobbies I love watching football, singing, travelling and swimming at my own free time

My Business

I have a shop at main market and I am involved in tailoring and designing all types of clothing. I say so because I sew school uniform for all the school especially government school and a few private schools in town. I sew school uniforms, school jersey, trousers for men, dresses for women and ladies, I sew head socks for children, traditional wear, kitchen party wears, wrappers for ladies and men's suits and shirts. All the items I have mention are of high value according the orders I receive from different clients. I choose this type of business because I earn a lot of money every day, which in return am able to pay school fees for my children, able to afford three meals a day and home improvements such as buying house furniture and other things through profits generated from the business. However, my typical costs mainly is on the industrial machines, each machine cost me K 30,000, for sewing and for broidering to ensure that my work is done on time to satisfy all my clients that gives us orders in bulk especially schools, ministries and individual altogether.

Project Proposal

Following the huge order I received from two schools in our community, I need at least two sewing machine for sewing school uniforms and school jerseys. I need the broidery machine for sewing school badges and the uniforms. I will cost me ZMW 35,000.00 to buy the two machine because it will help me to do my work in good and deliver the school uniforms and jerseys in good in time and receive the payment as well from the school. I addition to that it will increase profits for the business.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$276.00

Date disbursed

Mar 8, 2024

Backers

Rosemary

Nakuru, Kenya

Rose

Narobi, Kenya

JH

Joseph Hwang

Houston, United States

Terence

Thika, Kenya

Brian Thomson

Lyndoch, South Australia, Australia

Shervin

San Francisco, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

C

Carrie

United States

M

Marek

United States

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