Business: Tailoring .
Location: Molo Main Market.
Years in Operation: 8 Years.
Amount needed: $500.
Anne Akumu has been making making beautiful dresses for her customers in Molo for the last eight years. The jovial mother of four is very gifted and does not stop bettering her skills. She is open to learning from other tailors in the market and is a firm believer that there is not one tailor from whom she can’t learn a trick or two. Privy to the fact that every one of them is skilled and gifted differently, she makes a point to be friendly and maintain cordial relations with them.
She is not as she was eight years ago and she is encouraged by the strides she has made. As opposed to much earlier in the trade when she only made specific designs and wasn’t confident enough to venture into making shirts for men, she is more daring now and eager to accomplish more complicated designs. Her customers are loyal and their numbers have grown with her skills. She goes out of her way to please them and only agrees to make designs she is confident about. Besides the satisfactory work, her honesty and friendly nature are what keep the clients coming back.
She is seeking $500 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to be able to afford more fabric for her shop. With the funds she will be able to purchase quality trends from wholesalers in Nakuru. This amount is triple her previous working capital and with it she will be able to enjoy better prices as she intends to buy bulk. She will provide her clients with the fabric they need saving them the two hours journey to and from Nakuru. Having fabric in her shop also brings in more customers who in turn engage her to make the dresses for them; killing two birds with one stone.
The success of her business will ensure that she is able to meet the school fees needs of her four children , pay her rent and bills and provide for all of her family’s needs.