Selling Shoes and Ladies' Handbags

Dorothy Oluoch

Kisumu, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Dorothy Oluoch

Member since

February 2016

On-time repayments

108 installments  •  100%

About Me

Im Dorothy Akinyi Oluoch, Kenyan citizen , who grew up in a remote area in Mbita. I did my primary school in Kadika Primary, went to Dede girls high school in Migori county.

The most hardship i ever encountered was when my Dad passed on, and he was our soul breadwinner, life was not so easy afterwards, my mum started a small scale business such that she could raise food for the family and God saw us through. This motivated me so much such that immediately after school, through my brothers support i managed to purchase goods, came and sold them and got my interest continued with the business. My husband was very motivated, and he has been very positive and surportive, through my hard work he even started his own business which is doing very well. I like socialising, weaving, singing and making new friends.

What I like so much is helping needy people around me more so the old and the young, I don't like seeing people going without food and clothes to put on, so what I do is to provide some food for them, clothes and shoes. They are not in an orphanage but I just reach them at their homesteads. I have around three older women and two families who are very poor that I take care of.
This makes me work extra hard, and I even learned to share the little I have with them. Since my childhood i liked being near these people who cannot help themselves helping them with what I have.

I am a christian and like singing that's gospel music since I was younger.

My Business

I do sell second hand clothes where i buy in bales, i normally sell bedsheets, duvets, jumpers, jackets, T-shirts, shirts, baby blankets, ladies tops and skirts and sell to retailers, these clothes are in demand since in Daraja Mbili where i stay its too cold most of the times and few people bring these commodities to the market. I like this business because in Daraja Mbili these goods are in demand due to its climate, which is very cold, and to add on that due to high demand, these clothes are easy to sell hence i get good profit and that is why am still moving on.

Since I joined this zidisha family, I am capable of buying these bales without straining. And am fairing on well because with the first loan I managed to expand my business and introduced new stock in, I decided to buy new shoes and ladies handbags because customers were asking for them.

I buy stock every week a bale of Bedsheet costs $190, a bale of duvets costs $170 and abale of jacket I buy at $90. In total I make a profit a bout 50%.


The profit I get from second hand clothes I use part of it to take care of my family, pay school fee for my daughter who have joined kindergarten, buying food, clothes and also taking care of my needy people and the rest I use to add stock on a weekly basis.

Loan Proposal

I would like to buy shoes and ladies handbags, and add more stock for the second hand clothes atleast add one more bale.

The cost of shoes range between $8 to $10 and ladies handbags range between $12 to $15 since they are of different designs.

This will me good profit and change my lifestyle. It will also create job opportunity to others like the people who help me in transportation and also people who helps me in selling moreso during market days when customers are many.

My profit will increase from $50 to $75 that's for both selling shoes and handbags and second hand clothes.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$302.00

Date disbursed

May 19, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

3 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $12.36

Lenders

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United States

Pranjal

Noida, Kenya

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Quomar

Żmigród, Poland

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Bremen, Germany

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Delph007

Den Haag, Netherlands

Ishaque

New Jersey, United States

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Candiac, Canada

tycho

Madison, WI, United States

C

Catolas

Kelowna, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada

bdm4a

San Fransisco, United States

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TobyKenobi

Syracuse, United States

BelleStarr

Albuquerque, United States

cyrus0302

San Francisco, United States

AltruisticSelfishnes

Chicago, United States

DeanDropshot

Oslo, Norway

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bizarresmom

Willowick, United States

AndreaBravi

London, UK, Canada

L

louisela

Eugene, Oregon, United States

Raoul72

Naarden, Netherlands

ZlataRoy

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Pere

Barcelona, Spain

michellev

Melbourne, Australia

T

ToddK

Indianapolis, IN, USA, United States

S

samnabi

Kitchener, Canada

S

Steveandson

Arlington, United States

C

cjmenchaca

Austin, United States

K

kingmark1

Calgary, Canada

A

ante1

trosa, Sweden

Jeff and Marcie

Portland, OR, United States

B

blahblah

Nuernberg, Germany

M

mrhanky1

melbourne, Australia

TheWhiteCat

Surrey, United Kingdom

MichaelR

Los Angeles, United States

A

Alicee

Munich, Germany

beverly

Vancouver, Canada

J

jjonas

berlin, Germany

T

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Orlando, Florida, United States

HE

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

T

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catalonia is not:, Spain

dajawein

Gladstone, Australia

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London, United Kingdom

F

fhlsk

Potsdam, Germany

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StephenMichael

Burlington, United States

H

HildeK

Rogaland, Norway

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glomardor

Leonardtown, United States

Cloudways

Malta, Malta

IA

Ismini and Jerry

Stamford, USA, United States

A

aiban

Austin, United States

birtom

Ettlingen, Germany

Matthew

New York, NY, United States

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samuk

Nottingham, United Kingdom

L

loistf

Madrid, Spain

J

jwharding

Hamburg, Germany

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

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UmSaeed

Southfield, United States

Alina

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bhayl

Stavanger, Norway

A

Aaron

Zurich, Switzerland

Cadwah

Barcelona, Spain

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WellingtonPFClass

Columbus, Oh, United States

J.Schindler

Heber, United States

B

Bluejay

Magrath, Canada

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Yevrahs

Dallas, Texas, United States

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jerryq

Redding, United States

M

mkellerman

Shanghai, China

L

lilbsedz

Raleigh, United States

HMS_5th_Grade

Honolulu, United States

chadgibbs

Loveliest Village, United States

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glh25

Winooski, United States

fairspirit

Utrecht, Netherlands

Gordons28

Santa Monica, United States

J

javifdezsainz

Madrid, Spain

K

KnutG

Bergen, Norway

A

amish

San Francisco, United States

M

maxep06

Fairfax, United States

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HomesteadSchool

Glen Spey, United States

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UTLonghorn

Lincoln, United States

BF

Bob Fitzjohn

Fontvielle, Monaco, Yemen

F

fundfinite

Wellington, New Zealand

DVM1417

Seaford, United States

L

LongTallSallymander

Menomonee Falls, United States

Zal0m0n

Atlantis!!!! x), Mauritania

A

anonalender

Hampshire, United Kingdom

A

AndrewC

London, United Kingdom

P

paul74

Chichester, United Kingdom

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NickLuder

London, United Kingdom

S

seikatsu

Palo Alto, CA, United States

dmirpuri

Bangkok, Thailand

xtrahardware

Cazenovia, United States

A

Andrea

Berlin, Germany

E

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Marin county, United States

J

jcappel

Toronto, Canada

Evan Lamos

Brussels, Belgium

S

SanderBeckers

Brussel, Belgium

L

lobotommy

OSLO, Norway

G

GanSatya

United States

M

Morgan1301

United States

sderickson

Berkeley, CA, United States

pvilliger

Zurich, Switzerland

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Malibu

Westwood, United States

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drorm

United States

G

geoff

United States

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suraj_sindhia

United States

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adiipienaar

South Africa

M

meric

Australia

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alazybum

Australia

jonnyhj

Stockholm, Sweden

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

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simonista

United States

lajulajay

United States

J

jbhernan

United States

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

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Panda6689

United States

TyWee

Manila, Philippines

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I

idris

United States

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Estebanito

United States

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adamdreaming

United States

P

purmar

United Kingdom

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Pinkhobgoblin

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Mike and Jacqui

United Kingdom

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Stephan

Netherlands

LB

Luke Brown

United States

KM

Kirsty M

United Kingdom

PH

Phil H

United States

BM

Brian Mickel

United States

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

Roy

Espoo, Finland

JL

Jindou Lee

United States

MW

Matt Willis

United States

V

VGV

Netherlands

JD

Jo Dane

Melbourne, Australia

PG

Paul Graham

United States

Rosario von Li

San Jose, Ca, United States

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

R

Ralf

Germany

RG

Ryan Gough

United States

Ellen

Michigan, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

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