Variety of cereals for my food kiosk

Graceann Kimaru

Nairobi, Kenya

55% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Graceann Kimaru

Member since

January 2017

On-time repayments

175 installments  •  94%

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

I intend to buy a variety of Cereals for
My food kiosk in large quantities. They will enable me enjoy quantity discount thus improving my profit margins.

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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

$232.45

Date disbursed

Sep 15, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $11.05

Pay It Forward contribution: $33.16

Backers

JimVandegriff

Trinidad, California, United States

Peter Ojok

Kanyibok, Kenya

sderickson

Berkeley, CA, United States

Duncan Muya

Nairobi, Kenya

S

sanfransec

San Francisco, CA, United States

Francis Murigi

Thika Town, Kenya

Rita Nutsugah

Accra, Spintex House Number 25, Ghana

M

mariamfula

United States

Ren

Minneapolis/StPaul, United States

Josphat Karani

Mombasa, Kenya

Victor Kosgey

Ruiru, Kenya

Charles Karanja

Rwathia, Kenya

Laban Msagha

Mombasa, Kenya

Muhammad Fauzi Nawawi

Sidoarjo, Indonesia

Shervin

San Francisco, United States

JK

John Kariuki

Limuru, Kenya

Yatini

Magelang, Indonesia

Evangeline Nkatha

Nairobi, Kenya

Dyna Mugambi

Nyeri, Kenya

Maria Lawler

United States

Anita Ajei

Accra, Ghana

Leonard Hassan

Kasoa, Ghana

EJ

E Johnson

United States

Jack Otieno

Nakuru, Kenya

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