Martha Nyambura Mwega

Kibaoni, Kenya

100% repaid



Martha Nyambura Mwega

Member since

September 2012

On-time repayments

108 installments  •  53%

About Me

My names are Martha Nyambura, I’ve gone to School up to form two(half way through secondary) and dropped out due to fees problem. I live in Kibaoni, Kilifi. I have three Children and are all school going. the first born has just started Medical Training at the Kenya Medical Training College. My business helps with her school fees.
Am a single Mom and live in a rental house paying Ksh1500.
My home is located twenty metres from Kwa Charo wa Mae Market. but my business markets all over the Coast of Kenya. I have always been able to pay my Zidisha loans but last time I had a motor cycle accident thus delayed in paying my last loan. I hope my lenders will forgive me on this and will loan me again. God bless you

My Business

My business involves selling Second hand clothes; I started in the year 2000. I was buying the clothes at Kongowea Market in Mombasa, and then when I attracted a lot more customers I started buying my clothes from far markets like Gikombaa in Nairobi, Taveta or Tanzania where I get better clothes to attract more customers. I love my business because it has no stress, when I buy the clothes in the Market I iron them then I sell them in different places since i don’t have a permanent place I do house to house selling or at markets in different market days around Kilifi County.
This business is what sustains my family and I manage to educate and feed my children. The biggest challenge in my business is when it rains because it hinders my movement and sometimes my goods don’t arrive in time at the market but all in all I strive for success.

Loan Proposal

My plan is to increase stock for my business. I buy good second hand clothes in Kongowea, Nairobi and Tanzania. Also I have new clothes. Then I sell is markets all over the Coast, Kilifi, takaungu, Tezo, Coroshoni, Ganze and Matsangoni. They are many villages who only have market one day a week and I have many loyal customers there. This is a good time to exa[nd becuase the holidays are coming and the tourists seasons are here so there is more demand. My business supports me and my three children. The first born was born in 2000, the second in 2007 and the last born in 2008.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Dec 3, 2012

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

12 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $18.21



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