Web design for online shop for maasai shukas and souvenirs

Chris Mwangi

Naivasha, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Chris Mwangi

Member since

February 2015

On-time repayments

137 installments  •  55%

About Me

Hello Everyone,I am Chris Kingori, a Gospel Minister and an entrepreneur from Kenya. I'm from a very humble background in a village deep in Kiambu County. My Parents were blessed to have 3 children, my sisters and I.
Our mother was a primary school teacher where she accidentally fell into a water pond in school, drowned & passed on in 1992. I was in High school back then. My father was a farmer and I can say we survived by grace. He passed on some 20 years later in 2012. My secondary learning was a big challenge to us as my mother's salary would be used to pay for me and she was no more, luckily her benefits were paid and my whole school fees was paid. In 1995 I cleared school and in 1996 I joined some friends who gave me some temporal employment to later become permanent. While working here I enrolled myself in 3 colleges and did a driving course, & worked with them faithfully for 8 years. To date when they get much work they call me to assist.
Later on I moved from Nairobi to the central rift region of kenya where I wanted to open a flowershop but things were really hard in terms of rent and new town challenges. It's then I got employed as a security guard in 2006 september. I once again worked in dedication and my boss promoted me to be the regional manager of the company I was guarding.
The 2007 post election violence affected us and had to move towns. I love farming & leased land for farming cabbages, chilli ,Kales , spinach, french beans as well as source carrots and any other fresh produce my buyers would like. Most of my clients were sellers. I had 3 cows for a dairy farming project which with God's help I will still do in the near future.
I am currently running a funeral Services shop in the Capital City. I realized how hard it is to get a reliable funeral Service provider who can give quality and so I decided to be one. This is what I'm currently doing, God willing I will expand to other towns.

My Business

As I mentioned earlier, I have since left to the capital city and I'm running a funeral Services shop offering quality coffins and caskets, wreaths, hearse services, portraits and Eulogies. The business is picking up that means with sales from the store I could be able to pay my loan on a weekly basis.
I have the will to bring quality reliable send off services and packages Countrywide by Opening more branches. The kind of service many would not want to relate with but it's worth getting someone peace of mind and heart in their darkest hour of need.
My Coffins and caskets are made from locally available materials such as boards and timber. We also do spray for a clean smart finish.
I have a few clients who buy I'm wholesale and I'm working on marketing my work the more both online and offline. I am seeking some funding to help me expand to a new shop as well as increase my stock. Thank you lenders for accepting to assist me, I promise to keep my repayment schedule clean and constant.

Loan Proposal

Hello Lenders,
As i earlier indicated i am a Gospel Minister,farmer and deals with volunteers.in my line of work i have had international volunteer looking every now and then for maasai shukas(shawls) and hand made crafts like earings,bracelets etc as souvenirs to remember their volunteering tours in Kenya.I have been sourcing the souvenirs and reselling them.I am appealing for funding to enable me expand this business as i would be able to make sales weekly in their outreach programs .I look forward to someday owning some sewing machine and employ people for bulk orders.With time i am believing that i will have an online shop which will allow me to be selling and shipping abroad.I am in the process of setting up a website hopefully with part of this fund.For the souvenirs i am planning to use about kes.6000 (USD 58) and about kes 10000 (USD 96) set up my already began website for online market.I have the domain and hosting paid already.check www.houseoflevites.com.Thank you very much as you help me in this.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$160.23

Date disbursed

Sep 16, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

15 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $6.99

Lenders

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

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