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I was born and raised in a small village in the slopes of mount Kenya. In my childhood days, I always dreamt of being a writer and I started writing as early as when I was 10 years.
I used to write short stories for my friends to read and they would really appreciate. My English teacher especially encouraged me that I was a good writer and this was a great motivation for me.
By the time I had joined high school, I knew I wanted to write, focusing on educating children on issues affecting our community day by day. So far, I have been able to write and publish two books that are already in the market. Book one is titled Disability is not Inability, that encourages all children that no matter the challeges they face, they can make it in life.
Book 2 in a short story that teaches children between the age of 6 - 7 about HIV/AIDs, how it is spread as well as the care of those who are affected and those that are infected.
Through the money that I have raised by selling my books, I have been able to open up a small printing and photocopy shop. I would like to expand my business to become a cyber cafe with several computers. I would also like to start selling printing materials and stationery to maximize on the space that I have in my shop as well as to generate more income.
The extra income will also facilitate me to hold talks to reach out to more children to educate and encourage them that they can also make it in life.
In my shop, I also offer graphic design, branding, typing and printing, document lamination, document binding document scanning, printing and photocopy services. I chose this business because I am able to meet and interact with many people.
Through offering all the stated services, and having expanded my business with the last zidisha loan, I am able to make about Ksh. 7,000 per day. This amount minus the cost of the day which includes, toner for the photocopier, ink for my ink jet printer, printing and photocopying papers, lamination papers and electricity leaves me with about Ksh. 3,500 per day as the profit.
I plan to purchase t-shirts as stock for my branding business. With the last zidisha loan I was able to buy a tshirt branding machine and now I need to bring in some T-shirts stock to noost the business flow.
True, doing business during this period of covid-19 has been tough but I have learnt that being consistent despite the situation has helped me to earn myself regular clients. This way, I will be able to repay this loan and even future loans as I seek to grow my business more.
Jul 11, 2021
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: 5% of $539.90 = $26.99
Credit risk payment: $107.98