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Christine Wawira

Nairobi, Kenya

5% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Christine Wawira

Member since

July 2015

On-time repayments

337 installments  •  99%

About Me

My name is Christine Wawira .I was born in Embu county,central Kenya I am a mother of two boy and a girl and I have adopted one girl .My parents practiced small scale farming and also business.They owned a dairy shop.Most of my childhood involved going to a local school and also assist my parents in household chores during the weekends.

After my high school education i attended National youth services since i wanted to join the army of Kenya.After completing the National youth services,Unfortunately i wasn't not selected to join the army due to my height.I was frustrated and disappointed since i had spent most of the time working hard to join the Army.

My parents told me that now am an adult and i should cater for myself i had to travel to Nairobi to look for a job .Luckily i was able to convince some beauty shops that i would hawk their products and we agreed on a commission.I worked hard and in two years time i saved some money and started my own shop .Then,a friend introduced me to zidisha org where i borrowed a loan for the first time, and added stock to my business .i have been borrowing up to date and I have managed to extend a salon ,start pigs project and also farming.I plant tomato.this project is on going.thanks.

My Business

My businesses deals with sale of beauty products from hair lotion,body lotion,hair extensions,earrings, salon,pigs farming whereby I sell piglets and pigs to farmers choice or any where I get buyers and tomato farming.The cosmetics products which i sell are demanding which make them move faster because they are unique and everyone wants.I choose this business because being a hairdresser and beauty has been my passion since when i was a kid and I knew I will manage it easily. Having this two businesses together ,have always saved my time and given me more profit to pay my loan and continue with the pigs & tomato project .I source from wholesalers who have imported from different nation such as Uganda,Dubai,London and china.
My typical costs in the shop include paying rent,electricity bills and business permit.my tax business and koko jikos project which I started with the last loan is also doing well hence more profit.I make a profit of $1050 monthly which i use for my daily use,buying food for my pigs,paying my workers and support my family.

Project Proposal

Hello my leaders,when I get this loan I will used as float to my mpesa shop which I started last month in the same shop where I have a cosmetics and salon shop.with the help of this loan my clients will be able to deposit and withdrawal their money with ease because I will have enough float.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$1,853.36

Date disbursed

Sep 14, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $92.66

Pay It Forward contribution: $352.13

Backers

Rachel Gatere

Nakuru, Kenya

D

Divergent

Bethesda, United States

G

glomardor

Leonardtown, United States

Francis Mutuku

Ruaka, Kenya

Peter Ojok

Kanyibok, Kenya

sderickson

Berkeley, CA, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

Wilson Wainaina

Naivasha Town, Kenya

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

Kate Courteau

United States

Lucyanna Nilasary

Jakarta, Indonesia

I

Ian

United Kingdom

Susan Muthui

Nairobi-lower Kabete, Kenya

PG

Paul Graham

United States

Nancy Andiema

Mwotot-kapenguria, Kenya

Ruth James

Nairobi, Kenya

Jane Waithira

Ndenderu, Kenya

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

Richard Benyon

United States

D

Dalton

San Francisco, United States

hervey liu

United States

A

Anonymous

United States

Sekyere Maxwell

Dwomor, Techiman, Ghana

A

Anonymous

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

Angela Muthoni

Kasarani, Kenya

Samuel Kimuyu

Mtwapa, Kenya

Samuel Ruhiu

Gatundu, Kenya

Laban Msagha

Mombasa, Kenya

Felix Odhiambo

Nairobi, Kenya

Ryan Agnew

Australia

John

United States

alexalexalex

Berlin, Germany

Brian Wamocho

Kitale, Kenya

Abdul Kitohe

Mombasa , Kenya

Clive Makala

Lusaka, Zambia

EW

Eric West

United States

Zimei

United States

Michelle Okeyo

Nairobi , Kenya

Maria Lawler

United States

R

Ru

New York, United States

Eutychus Wanjohi

Nairobi, Kenya

Lucas Njoroge

Nairobi, Kenya

Willis Kamunya

Naivasha, Kenya

Samuel Bonsu

Kodee, Ghana

AB

Andrew Bake

United States

Victor Nwankwo

Aba , Nigeria

Black and White Zebra

Vancouver, Canada

Oluwakemi Muhammed

Lagos, Nigeria

Babbitt Family Foundation

Sioux Falls, SD, United States

Idiongobong Asuquo

Abuja, Nigeria

E

Ed

Colombia

Kelvin Owusu-ansah

Greater Accra, Ghana

EJ

E Johnson

United States

Kasumba Mukala

Kitwe, Zambia

HS

Hellen Sewe

Nairobi, Kenya

Opoku Evans

Accra, Ghana

Titus Kamunya

Thika, Kenya

JM

Juliah Munderu

Machakos, Kenya

Evans Mulenga

Mpka, Zambia

Michael Baffoe

Kasoa, Ghana

Aliyuddin

Cirebon, Indonesia

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