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Im Hellen,a kenyan citizen born in a family of 5,a hotelier by profession-hospitality industry. In this industry I was taught that a customer is always right and I grew the passion of making sure our customers left satisfied all the time and always yearned to have my own business where I would deal with my own clients direct hence came up with the idea of starting my own business to boost my little earnings from the hospitality industry, and later realized I was a business minded person & the fruits of being self employed and worked hard to starting my own business. I have a passion for ladies stuff.
I do both retail and wholesale of ladies handbags,clutchbags,wallets ,shoes and dresses.
I also retail on ladies perfumes,lotions and body creams,& other accessories.
I was very addicted to facebook and apart from chatting with friends I had to come up with something that would earn me some income through facebook ,hence the idea of creating my page "FirstFinest where I could take pictures of ladies and children stuff and post there and sell through the same social media. My biggest income comes from ladies goods as they are very fashion-oriented. I import the goods which includes maxi dresses, handbags,clutchbags,wallets,shoes and other accessories from different countries. I earn regular income from two shops. i manage to pay my sales girls and my day to day upkeep and monthly bills. I strongly believe the loan given will help me move my business to another level.
First and foremost I would like to thank zidisha for the first loan which I used to extend the shop and do minor repairs.i have a very beautiful display and enough space for my clients.
I have a lot of free time especially while waiting on customers before pick hours,I would like to make use of this time,by posting my goods in our online Kenyan markets to help boost our sales.i have since employed 2 sales girls,which I'm proud of as have been able to create some job opportunities for the youth,and would like to purchase a laptop so that I can help the girls sell more during my free time.selling from the phone sometimes becomes cumbersome,hence I feel the need to purchase a good and fast laptop,where I can also save my records.
I will be very grateful if you fund my loan,as I look forward to growing with you.
Thanking you in advance,
Oct 6, 2014
Cost to entrepreneur
Lender interest: $148.53 at 4.91% annual rate over 1 month = $0.82
Service fee: $0.61