More stock for my clothes shop

Jane Wangui

Bamburi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Jane Wangui

Member since

February 2015

On-time repayments

280 installments  •  84%

About Me

My name is Jane Wangui, born and raised in Nakuru town in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. I was born in a family of 5 and I am the third born. My parents are farmers who practised food farming. The food was mainly for feeding the family and they would sell the surplus to meet other family needs.

I went to school up to secondary school level and then joined a college where I took a course in beauty and hair care. I later relocated to Mombasa to live with my sister. This is where I started a business dealing with sale of second hand clothes. This is what I am still doing and this business supports my 2 children.

My Business

I deal with retailing second hand clothes in an open air market. I normally get the clothes from importers and then retail. I am surrounded by working people and these are my main clients. I make between $120 and $200 per month which I use to support my family.

I intend to open a stall in near future so that I can direct my clients to a permanent place as opposed to what I am doing right now. It is my hope that by benefitting from Zidisha loans, I will be able to achieve my dream soon.

Loan Proposal

I intend to buy more bales of used clothes with this money. Having established a good client base, I am now confident that I will be able to sell more if I add more stock.

I intend to buy an assortment of clothes ranging from children wear to adult wear. My business is doing quite well and I am hopeful that this will be even better after the injection of this new stock.

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About Me

My name is Jane Wangui, born and raised in Nakuru town in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. I was born in a family of 5 and I am the third born. My parents are farmers who practised food farming. The food was mainly for feeding the family and they would sell the surplus to meet other family needs.

I went to school up to secondary school level and then joined a college where I did a course in beauty and hair care. I later relocated to Mombasa to live with my sister and this is where I started a business dealing with sale of second hand clothes. This is what I am still doing and this business supports my 2 children.

My Business

I deal with retailing second hand clothes in an open air market. I normally get the clothes from importers and then retail. I am surrounded by working people and these are my main clients. I make between $120 and $200 per month which I use to support my family.

I intend to open a stall in near future so that I can direct my clients to a permanent place as opposed to what I am doing right now. It is my hope that by benefitting from Zidisha loans, I will be able to achieve my dream soon.

Loan Proposal

I intend to buy more bales of used clothes with this money. Having established a good client base, I am now confident that I will be able to sell more if I add more stock.

I intend to buy an assortment of clothes ranging from children wear to adult wear. My business is doing quite well and I am hopeful that this will be even better after the injection of this new stock.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$365.01

Date disbursed

Aug 26, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

22 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $15.05

Jane opted to pay $17.23 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.

Lenders

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

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