Restocking my copying/printing and textbook business

Purity Mwirigi

Meru, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Purity Mwirigi

Member since

March 2015

On-time repayments

190 installments  •  68%

About Me

My name is Purity, and I am at my mid-30s, a single mother of one boy who is 6 years old. I went to school at Kianthumbi Primary School and did my KCPE in 1996, then I went to Katheri High School and did my KCSE in 2000. Then from there I got employed at a supermarket in Meru, where I worked for 6 years as a cashier.

I gave birth to my son Elvis and I stayed at home for one year to cater for my son. Thereafter I started a cosmetics shop at Katheri Market. I later noticed that there was a high demand of stationary and textbooks in our market. That's when I started that business.

The uniqueness of my land is that I was born on the slopes of Mount Kenya, and near the Mount Kenya Forest there so many game parks and game reserves around.

My son longs to be a pilot when he grows up.

My Business

I provide services such as photocopying, printing, and typing. The services are in demand since [this is the] only shop in this market, and we have many schools around.

I use my profit to pay the fees for my son and our upkeep. I also plough it back to my business. That's how I manage to add stock of textbooks. I chose this business since it's easy to run and is at a high demand. Education will always remain the main factor in our societies; therefore books will always be needed.

Loan Proposal

Due to the high demand for our goods and services, especially now that our country is in the last phase of campaigns for our general elections on the 8th of August, we have more posters and manifestos printing.

So I will:
- buy printing paper and catridge ink @ $145
- buy textbooks and stationary @ $146
- add M-Pesa agency float and cash @ $243
- pay 6 months premise rent @ $174.7
- rebrand the shop @ $97
- pay annual licence @ $67.9$
- pay my assistant 2 months' salary @ $97

I will use the balance of $165, plus my savings of $437, to repay my Zidisha loans, pay my boy's school fees, and save some cash for emergency purposes. I am expecting a profit margin of not less than $776.6 by the end of the year 2017, which will enable me to expand my business and create more jobs for youth who are jobless in my community. Thanks for your previous funding and I am expecting more from you, my dear lenders.

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About Me

My name is purity at my mid 30s,a single mother of one boy 6years old,I went to school at kianthumbi primary school and did my KCPE in 1996 then gone to Katheri high school and did my KCSE in 2000,then from there i got employed in a supermarket in meru where i worked for 6years as a cashier.
I gave birth to my son Elvis and i stayed at home for one year to cater for my son,there after i start a cosmetics shop at katheri market.I later noticed that there was a high demand of a stationary and textbook in our market.thats when i started that business.
The uniqueness of my land is that am born at the slopes of mount Kenya and near the mount kenya forest there so many game parks and game reserves around.
My son longs to be a pilot when he grows up.he loves mathematis and sciences and i pray for him day and night.his hobby is playing football and dancing.

My Business

I provide service such as:photocopying,printing,typing,Mpesa services which is used by over 14 million people to send money to families and business paybills .the services are in demand since its my only shop in the market and having many schools around.
I use my profit to pay the fees for my son and our up keep,and i have also used the profits to help our community buy pipes for kathita water project.i have also donated to baby blessings and Turu childrens home ,helped my assistant Grace pay for her hospitallity course.
I also plough it back to my business.that's how I manage to add textbooks stock.
I choose this business since its easy to run and is at a high demand,Education will always remain the main factor into our societies therefore books will always be needed.

Loan Proposal

Due to high demand for our goods and services,especially now that our country is in the last phase of campaigns for our general elections are due on 8th August of 2017,we have more posters and manifestos printing.so will buy printing paper and catridge [email protected]$,textbooks and stationary at cost of 146$, add mpesa agency float and cash at 243$,pay 6 months premise [email protected] dollars,reblanding the shop @97 dollars, Pay annual licence @67.9$,pay my assistant 2 months salary @97$,use the balance of 165$ plus my savings of 437 dollars to repay my zidisha loans ,pay my boys school fees and save some cash for emergency purposes. Iam expecting a profit margin of not less than 776.6$ by the end of the year 2017 which will enable me expand my business and creat more jobs for youth who are jobless in my community.thanks for your previous funding and am expecting more from you my dear lenders.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$1,218.36

Date disbursed

Aug 2, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

13 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $51.21

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