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My name is Chege Kahiga I live in Kitale Municipality in Trans nzoia county.I was brought up in Kericho district in a family of 7 siblings being the third born.Life was good until the age of eleven when it became very hard after the tribal clashes of 1992. We were forced to move to Kitale as Internal displaced persons (IDPs) where we had to start a new life.
Life was difficult after moving because my parents were not able to secure a permanent but they worked extra hard to pay our school fees.My school life was very challenging but I managed to complete primary and secondary level. I was not able to join college for lack of fees since my younger siblings were still in school.i started a small business of brushing shoes at the nearby shopping centre.The profits I acquired from this business enabled me to join a college whereby I was studying part time.I also helped my parents paying fees for my younger siblings from part of my profits.
In college I attained a diploma in electrical and electronics.I was later employed in a mobile shop to repair phones.
In 2011 I started my own phone repair and accessories business from the savings I made from my salary.
My hobbies are socializing,traveling,reading and listening to music.
My business is located at Railway line street in Kitale town,it deals with phone repair and phone accessories.This location is ideal because it is highly populated therefore this people are my target customers.With the necessary knowledge and skills in this field it gives me an upper hand to my competitors and through this i have increasing number of clients.There is a big demand in this products in town since Kenya is embracing technology and almost everyone owns one.I get not less than $400 every month and I use the profit to re-invest,pay rent,electricity bills and payings fees for my younger siblings.
My aim is to expand this business by opening branches in different parts of the town.Through this am sure my income will increase alot.
I would like to thank my Lenders and Zidisha for my previous loan. It has brought a lot of difference in my business and my family since assisted me stock phone accessories and phone spare parts. i have also stocked cheap mobiles phones which have been and this has really boosted my profit margin to around 40%.
This have worked well for me since the demand is high and i have ready market for the items.
T he neighboring phone repair work shops do not have phone spare part so they part of my many customers since they purchase from my shop and this has given me an upper hand.
When awarded this second loan i will spend spend the it in adding more cheap phone to suit the middle class people in the area.I will also add more stock for the phone accessories i.e ear phone,phone casing ,phone batteries,ear piece,mouth piece and other phone accessories.
mobile phone handsets = @ $ 12x10 = $ 120
Mobile phone accesories = $80
With the help of this loan i will be able to pay my monthly bills and re invest further.
Thank you in advance .
The current cashflow will help me repay the loan on time.
May 14, 2015
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