Help a young Kenyan woman to raise a small seed business capital

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    raised of $1,500.00 goal goal
89% Funded
7 Donors

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Hi. My name is Esther. I am an aspiring entrepreneur and a self taught cosmetic formulator. I am passionate about haircare products formulation in particular. One of my visions is creating a female majority workforce by establishing a haircare manufacturing business in Kenya order to address gender economic inequality. My co-founder (Betty) and I are working on setting up a personalized haircare business which I have officially registered in Kenya as a sole proprietorship by the name, Nzuuri Personalized Haircare.

Business landing page: https://nzuurihair.weebly.com

Business Plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19nu48vjEH5rCi0aOr...

Through an online hair consultation quiz, Nzuuri will match Kenyan consumers with targeted, personalized, high quality haircare formulas saving them time and costs incurred when they experiment with different mainstream, one-size-fits-all haircare products trying to find those that fit their individual needs and personal preferences. The formulas will then be shipped straight to the consumers through our integrated e-commerce shop.

I want to raise funds for a small seed capital to conduct a feasibility study that will run on a 4-month timeline to acquire our first 30 users so that we can build measurable traction for Nzuuri. This traction will be crucial for ascertaining product market performance, as we scale up to attract venture capital funding.

The feasibility study will involve creating targeted, personalized shampoo, conditioner and styler formulas that will be tested by 30 selected consumer testers. The consumer testers will then give detailed reviews/letters of recommendation at the end of the test period. The donations raised here will all go towards financing the feasibility study for the purchase of 74 cosmetic raw material ingredients, manufacturing equipment, web hosting and hair quiz form subscription services, packaging and shipping expenses.

African women, like my co-founder and I, encounter a host of challenges when it comes to raising starting capital to build a minimum viable product that can achieve necessary, measurable traction that equity investors look for. Female African startup founders account for less than 7% of venture funding across the African continent. Therefore, your donations will be a catalyst for us to kickstart our business idea and raise our chances of acquiring future, venture pre-seed/seed funding in order to grow our business into a major player in the Kenyan haircare market. You will be part of a passionate vision that will empower Kenyan women in the years to come and for that we will always remember with lots of gratitude for your kind gesture.

Rewards

SOLD OUT Regular email updates on the progress of my business

As a show of my gratitude, I will send you regular email updates on the progress of my business and take you along with us through our entrepreneural journey because your donations will definitely be an integral part of our growth. With your consent, of course. Please send me a message with your email address if you wish to stay updated on the progress of Nzuuri.

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Fundraising Team

Hello. I am a self taught cosmetic formulator with a passionate interest in haircare formulation science that feeds my naturally curious personality.

Hello. I am a self taught cosmetic formulator with a passionate interest in haircare formulation science that feeds my naturally curious personality.

Hello! I am Betty pursuing a Master's in Procurement and Supply Chain Management with experience in warehouse operations

Hello! I am Betty pursuing a Master's in Procurement and Supply Chain Management with experience in warehouse operations

Donors

$200.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 16, 2023
  • Best of success with your business

$200.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 04, 2023
  • Wishing you the best in your venture!

$35.00
May 04

Card Payment Issue: ​ PSP error

Update posted by Esther Evusa at 11:18 am
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Dear Donors, if you encounter a PSP error message while trying to make a donation, we've included the reasons concerning this from customer service in the cover image here. You can try using another card and if the problem persists, please let us know. Thank you!

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May 01

Card Payment Issues

Update posted by Esther Evusa at 08:55 am
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Dear Donors, I have received feedback on card payment issues from Mandy, a GoGetFunding customer care staff. Card payments which are enrolled in a 3D-Secure protocol should be able to make payments without hitches. However, if you do encounter any problems making a donation, please send me the error message

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May 01

Card Payment Issues: GoGetFunding Customer Service

Update posted by Esther Evusa at 05:48 am
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Dear Donors, GoGetFunding customer service has informed me that they do not allow payments through AMEX cards. Additionally, a donors card has to be enrolled in a 3D-Secure protocol to be able to make donations of $500 and higher. We're still trying to resolve any ongoing payment issues. Thank you!

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Apr 30

Card Payment Issues

Update posted by Esther Evusa at 06:26 pm

Dear Donors, sorry if you're experiencing card payment issues. The GoGetFunding Global Payments option linked to my fundraiser is having problems processing some card payments. I do not have a PayPal account linked at the moment. Please try the bank transfer option as I try to resolve the issue with

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Donors & Comments

7 donors
$200.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 16, 2023
  • Best of success with your business

$200.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 04, 2023
  • Wishing you the best in your venture!

$35.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 03, 2023
  • Best wishes on your new venture.

$150.00
  • Alexander Osinga
  • Donated on May 02, 2023
  • Good luck!

$100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 30, 2023
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 22, 2023
  • I like your business plan. Good luck!

$300.00

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US$1,335.00
raised of $1,500.00 goal
89% Funded
7 Donors

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