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My name is Cecilia Wangui - born in Central Kenya and later relocated to Mombasa city. I am the first born in a family of three siblings. My parents are small scale business people back home.
I went to primary and secondary school and later joined a college where I did a certificate course in business management. However, I did not secure a job and that is when I decided to start my own business selling wall hangings.
I am married with 2 kids. My husband is also a small scale business man who hawks hardware materials. I am a woman full of desire to succeed and I believe in hard work and being focused in life.
I started my second hand clothes business eight years ago. Later on, I decided to branch off to selling educational posters and school text books. This has proved to be a wise decision and I have since discarded selling of wall hangings to devote my energy and resources into this new venture.
My take home from this business currently ranges from USD 280 - USD 350 but I am hoping to improve on this figure once I boost my stock with credit from Zidisha. Ultimately, I would like to expand and supply on wholesale basis where customers will have a variety of products.
What started as an open air bookshop is has now grown to a serious business. This is after years of hard work and of course credit support from Zidisha. I am now selling books ranging from pre-primary to college books.
This in turn requires some heavy capital investment and I want to use this loan to stock more books for sale and remain ahead of competition. The text books move very fast and I am sure I am going to make good business out of the new stock that I am going to acquire after getting this loan.
Jun 24, 2022: Zidisha
Jun 11, 2016
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: $28.14
Cecilia opted to pay $141.18 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.