Second hand clothing business

Gloria Kawala

Chingola, Zambia

146% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Gloria Kawala

Member since

March 2023

On-time repayments

19 installments  •  53%

About Me

My name is Gloria Kawala a mother of 4 children. I am Zambian woman living in Kanyama compound in Lusaka. I was raised by my grandmother since my parents passed away many years ago. I completed my grade through hardship and successfully managed to complete school. I hold a certificate in business management which I did at Lusaka vocational training. I started working as administration officer at Zambia Breweries Limited. I was given a 5 year contract of which I was able to raise some capital to start up my own business of second hand clothing in the main market of central business- city market along Lumumba road.
Life is not easy in our country, you have to work hard to find finances to put food on the table. Hence after setting up the business at least am able to provide food for the family and sponsor them to go to school. Our country is peaceful and it is unique with a number of natural resources such as the mining of copper, gold and also rich in fish farming, the land is also rich in tourist attraction such as the water falls like the Mambilima falls and the famous Victoria falls and game parks such as the Luangwa national park, Mfuwe game park and the Kafue national park.
I would like my children to become medical doctors, accountants and agriculturist.

My Business

I sell second hand clothing at the city market in Lusaka town which is the capital city of Zambia. Among the clothing that I sell are ladies, men's and for boys and girls. Dresses, jerseys, shirts, skirts, jackets and ladies second hand shoes and many more when required by my customers. These goods are very much useful to the people because second clothing are cheap and affordable for the customers and the goods are highly profitable. The goods are useful for the people because new bales of second hand clothing have new latest fashionable clothing and the people buy them and they look smart and representable, hence the demand for these goods is very high. I went for this business because I easily earn good profits which help to earn a living and feed my family and pay school fees for my children and also reinvestment in expanding the business. The bale of second hand clothing are different others range from ZMW 2500.00, ZMW 3500, ZMW 4000 and ZMW 6500.00.
Hence when I buy a bale worth ZMW 3500, I earn profit of ZMW 1200.00 and if the bale was good I can earn ZMW 1500.00

Project Proposal

I needs to buy a bale of second hand clothing , men trousers and shirts and ladies dresses and a bale of second hand shoes for ladies. These goods have become in demand and should I buy and display them, the customers will buy quickly and I realise my profits very fast. The bale of men's shirts which cost me ZMW 3500.00 will be able to give me the profit if ZMW 1350.00 and the bale of ladies dresses at a cost of ZMW 4000.00 will be able to give me ZMW 1600.00 therefore, my profit will increase steadily thank you my backers for your support in advance.

My Videos

Mar 13, 2023: Second clothing business

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$38.00

Date disbursed

Mar 21, 2023

Backers

Joy Tobias

Ibadan, Nigeria

Samwel Otieno

Bondo, Kenya

Mailoni Alice

Zambia, Zambia

Barbara Insombo

Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Gloria Kawala    Dec 20, 2023

    My business is a bit slow at the moment due to heavy rains, most customers are frequenting at my outlet and hence that has dropped the business sales at the moment. Thank you my renders for your support and for your patience.

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  • Gloria Kawala    Nov 30, 2023

    Most stock I bought have just started selling and I havent yet generated enough funds to repay my full instalment instead I have adjusted to give myself more time to generate more sales.Thank you so much for your patience my lenders.

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  • Gloria Kawala    Nov 29, 2023

    I received the funds in good time and bought all the fast selling products in my shop.
    I thank you my lenders for supporting me.

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  • Gloria Kawala    Nov 22, 2023

    I will buy extra bales for ladies dresses, men's trousers and children clothing to sell as we approaching the festive season now. It will help me generate more income to support the business and the family.
    Thank you so much my lenders for your continued support in business.Am so grateful and God bless you all.

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  • Benedict Ngandu    Nov 22, 2023

    All the best in your second hand clothing.

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  • Priscovia Mengo    Nov 22, 2023

    All the best Gloria in your business. May you grow in business.

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  • Natasha Msisika    Nov 22, 2023

    Grow your business and good luck.

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  • Dorothy Ndhlovu    Nov 20, 2023

    Good Luck!!!

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  • Dorothy Ndhlovu    Nov 18, 2023

    Wishes the best of luck.

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  • Lilian Lipeshi    Nov 18, 2023

    Good Luck.

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  • Jimmy Mwape    Nov 13, 2023

    Good luck Gloria.

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  • Gloria Kawala    Nov 13, 2023

    Joining the Zidisha family has changed the face of my business. The previous loan I just finished has made a very big difference in my life and that of family and business. The business is now stable am not lacking funds and am able to repay the loan on time and the business is progressing very well. I would like to thank you my lenders for supporting me, I really appreciate you so much and may . I beseech you to come again on board and support me as post my new project for fundraising. Thank in advance.

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  • Gloria Kawala    Nov 11, 2023

    Hi, my backers the past week business is slow I hope it will improve the coming week, i will ensure that I repay my full installments. Thank you for your understanding.

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  • Gloria Kawala    Nov 10, 2023

    I bought the following bales of second hand clothing.
    1. Ladies dresses
    2. Mens trousers
    3. Ladies shoes
    There has been a huge different in business because am stocking a variety on my store and driving profits and increasing revenue and customer dominance. My busines is growing now and maximising on profits.
    Thank you my lender for effort and generous support you have given me.

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  • Gloria Kawala    Oct 30, 2023

    Have temporary adjusted my weekly instalments for 2 weeks to allow me generate more sales and pay up my weekly instalments. Thank you my backers for being patient with me.

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  • Gloria Kawala    Oct 15, 2023

    As for last week I did not open the new bales of clothing I bought. I was clearing the old stock of which I did not record enough sales. Therefore I could not manage to repay the full amount but adjust it and allow me to have more sales this week as I open the new stock.

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  • Gloria Kawala    Oct 15, 2023

    Funds were disbursed in my MTN account and bought new bales of second hand clothing. I thank you my lenders for supporting and driving my business forward through Zidisha.

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  • Gloria Kawala    Sep 30, 2023

    I need to buy a bale of second hand clothing , men trousers and shirts and ladies dresses and a bale of second hand shoes for ladies. These bales do help me generate revenue very fast and earn good income to sustain my business and our livelihood.
    Thank you backers for supporting me and making my project possible. May God bless you

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  • Lilian Lipeshi    Sep 30, 2023

    Wishes you good success in your business.

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  • Gloria Kawala    Sep 29, 2023

    Good day my backers, the previous loan you supported me in my second hand clothing has so helpful, the bale I bought did not last long, I was able to sale within a short period of time. The business is growing steadily with your support. Am here again requesting for your support so that my business can expand so that I can also improve the living standard of the family and be able to afford to pay school fees for my children. Thank you so much my backers in advance.

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