Tables and chairs for my food kiosk

Graceann Kimaru

Nairobi, Kenya

Funds disbursed

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Entrepreneur

Name

Graceann Kimaru

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

On-time repayments

151 weekly installments  •  93%

About Me

I am a first born in a family of seven children. Being a first born from a humble family, I had the responsibility of looking after my siblings as my parents went to work in coffee farms. I missed school my times to take care of house chores and lack of school fees.
To support my siblings and pay my school fees, I started selling green vegetables, making baskets and cooking chapatis for sale. I spent any free time during the day and evenings to study and I managed to do well in my studies both in primary and proceeded to secondary school and passed well. Through the businesses I was doing, I managed to take a course in dress making which helped to get a casual job in a dress making shop. From my wages, I saved money to start a food kiosk. Earnings from this kiosk has helped raise my three children, two boys and one girl.

My Business

I run a food kiosk where I sell foodstuffs such as madodo, mandathi, chapati, tea , githeri at mikimo to bodaboda operators, hawkers and workers at construction sites. There are a lot of people who are constructing new buildings as well as renovating old buildings thus employing a large number of casual labourers whom are my customers and I will be providing their meals like breakfast, lunch and 4 o'clock tea. I choose this business out of interest in cooking and providing services to people. Slot of expenses are on ingredients such as maize, beans, wheat flour, sugar, milk, potatoes, water, electricity, charcoal and house rent. My production and marketing cost is currently 65% of total sales and profits is 35%. I reinvest 60% of profit , 20% of profit goes to paying school fees and the other 20% goes to home improvement.

Project Proposal

The customer base of my food kiosk has increased in the recent past. This calls for more sitting space. I therefore, need more more tables and chairs.

I intend to buy two more tables and eight chairs to increase the sitting capacity. This will increase customer satisfy hence more repeat buying and customer loyalty.

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  • Mary    Apr 26, 2017

    Wonderful Borrower. I would gladly help fund another loan for Graceann!!

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$224.67

Date disbursed

May 15, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $22.46

Backers

Monica Mutheu

Nakuru, Kenya

Evan Mulambya

Lusaka, Zambia

Doug Henderson

Odessa, United States

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  • Graceann Kimaru    May 15, 2022

    Thank you who have funded my loan. It will go along way in helping me improve my business operations.
    Buying the tables and chairs will increase my customer sitting capacity which inturn lead to more sales more profits and high customer satisfaction .and

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  • Doug Henderson    May 14, 2022

    I wish you the best of luck and would like to hear from you about how you and your business are doing.

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  • Monica Mutheu    May 13, 2022

    best of luck!

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  • Graceann Kimaru    May 11, 2022

    Thank you all that funded my previous loan. It has made a big difference in my life and business. The new pressure cookers I bought has helped me reduce my operations costs by half. This has translated into higher productivity, less cost and hence higher profits.

    I request you to still fund my new loan to enable me buy tables and chairs for.my business.
    Thank you in advance.

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  • Graceann Kimaru    Feb 8, 2022

    Thank you my lenders for your continued support. I received 21,735 Kenya shillings. This will go a long way in helping me grow my business.

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  • Graceann Kimaru    Jan 29, 2022

    Hello my project financiers. Thank you for your continued support, God bless you abundantly.
    The money will go a long way in helping me buy cereals in larger quantities and directly from farmers for food kiosk business . The will translate to a reduced buying and transport cost. The means a lower production cost and a higher profit margin.
    Once again thank you

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  • Graceann Kimaru    Jan 25, 2022

    Thank you all lenders of my previous loans. Your support has gone along way in helping me and my entire family improve our economic status. I still need your support to grow to higher levels. God bless you all.

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  • Graceann Kimaru    Dec 31, 2021

    Business challenge.

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  • Graceann Kimaru    Dec 3, 2021

    My lenders. I received the loan which I am using to expand my business. Thank you very much for the continued support.

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  • Graceann Kimaru    Nov 4, 2021

    Thank you for funding my project. I will buy more utensils for food kiosk now upgrading to a hotel. God bless you abundantly.

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  • Ansah Emmanuel Kwame    Nov 4, 2021

    All the best madam Graceann

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  • Graceann Kimaru    Nov 4, 2021

    Thank you all my lenders of my previous loans. This has gone a long way in improving my life. Thank you

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  • Graceann Kimaru    Oct 18, 2021

    Unexpected change in my product market.

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  • Graceann Kimaru    Aug 26, 2021

    Change in market trade due to schools being on mid-term holiday.

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  • Graceann Kimaru    Aug 7, 2021

    Thank you for funding my loan. I received kshs 21,850. This has helped me acquire more items for my business. I am now able to prepare a variety of foods fast and at a lower cost.
    Thank you for your continued support, God bless you

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  • Graceann Kimaru    Aug 3, 2021

    Thanks you all who have funded my past and current projects.
    To the current fund will go a long way in improving my business turnover and profit.

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  • Graceann Kimaru    Jul 31, 2021

    Thank you my lenders of the previous loan. It helped me a lot in sustaining my business during this difficult time of covid-19. Though the profits were not as high as estimated, the business remained afloat . I am looking forward for your continued support.

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  • Graceann Kimaru    Jul 24, 2020

    I want to reduce my next two instalments due to some changes in my business area. After that I will too up the deficit to catch up with the schedule of repayment so as to complete payment on time or before

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