Work environment enhancement

Joseph Migwi

Nairobi, Kenya

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Entrepreneur

Name

Joseph Migwi

Member since

June 2016

On-time repayments

24 installments  •  42%

About Me

Joseph was in a family of four in 1991. I was the third born.I was raised in Burnt Forest in Eldoret and later moved to South Kinangop where I attended my primary school. I studied through much hardships and despite my both parents facing demise I got a help and where I was admitted at Munyaka high school and later joined Maseno University for my degree. I started a small butcher shop from the little savings I had made a year before the end of my degree program which by then I used to sell only one type of meat, beef. After my degree I decided to continue with the business as securing a job proved impossible. The job has grown great and this has enabled me to offer a variety of meat. I have secured a huge number of customers and this has enabled my business grow. However, due to the high level of livelihood, many do the purchasing as per their pocket as they can afford. This has been a challenge as I'm lacking a better weighing machine to help me do that fast and efficiently. I'm applying for Zidisha Loan because this will help me expand my business and ge more profits in my business. I love interacting with people and sharing ideas, travelling and reading.

My Business

In February last year I set up a butcher shop which operate within my neighborhood. We all love meat, and in most urban towns, consumption of meat has gone up and will keep going up. Being one of the requirements for a balanced diet, meat will continue to be consumed for a long time. By setting up my butcher shop, the above facts shows that I will always be assured of a steady flow of customers. A butchery business is one of the most viable business since almost every household in Kenya consumes meat once in a while.
Yummy Meats, is a startup specialty butcher shop that I launched. I offer a wide menu of meats to customers including medium- and high-income residents of Ziwani, as well as high-income residents of neighboring towns, and high-end caterers at times. Yummy Meats sells aged beef, free-range poultry, fresh pork and domestic lamb upon request. The meat is purchased from suppliers within a 100-mile radius of the business premises to have minimal impact on the environment and to maintain product freshness. Every meat piece is purchased as whole animals and butchered in a nearby abattoir by trained butchers.
Having bought an animal(s) at kes 30000 , I further spend around Kes 1500 at the abattoir for meat checking and transport. I also have one worker whom I pay a total of Kes 1000 on daily basis. Routinely, a single animal takes two days to be finished and same to the other varieties that I sell. This is to my advantage as most of the weight is retained. Selling a Kilo of beef at kes 400 , that of poultry at kes 600, pork at Kes 450 and lamb at Kes. 420, I roughly obtain KeS 5500 on daily basis. From this amount I reinvest KeS 2000 back in the business, then I send KeS 1000 to support my guardians. I'm able to save around KeS 2500. This business has fetch me more profits which most of it I use to maintain the business. It has supported me as well.

Project Proposal

Getting new router for better connection. Higher bandwidth and capacity to hold larger number of computer at a time

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$52.50

Date disbursed

Sep 24, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $2.49

Pay It Forward contribution: $7.49

Optional expediting fee: $5.99

Backers

Rachel Gatere

Nakuru, Kenya

Damar Wulan

Jakarta Barat, Indonesia

Nixon Samba

Kisumu, Kenya

CK

Chris Kinyua

Nairobi, Kenya

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