Business: Second hand shoes & clothes.
Location: Keep-Left Rail, Molo.
Years in Operation: 1Year.
Amount needed: $150.
Anne Wangari was a stay at home mum for as long as she remembers. Her husband a matatu driver plying the Molo Nakuru route was the sole bread winner all the while as Anne took care of things at home helping to raise their four children. Two years ago however, she started to seriously consider leaving the home to earn something of her own.
Her husband helped her set up a second hand shoes and clothes stall in the busy Keep-Left Rail area of Molo to serve the large human traffic that frequent the area and those who live in the vicinity. Things weren’t as easy as she had imagined at the beginning for she had never undertaken any entrepreneurial venture in the past and she had to learn everything from scratch on the job and from other traders.
She slowly learnt the ropes and is now full of confidence and more focused on making her business scale. Her calm and friendly nature coupled with the varieties and good quality clothes and shoes which she sells at pocket friendly prices has earned her the loyalty of her customers.
She is seeking $150 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to bring in more and appropriate stock to sell in the fast approaching rainy season. She intends to stock warm wear among them; jackets, sweaters, scarves and boots. This will be in very high demand as soon as the rains start and she wants to be ready to enjoy the peak season of her business.
She is very optimistic of her business growth and the fact that she is also able to bring something to the table at the end of the day is the joy that keeps her business going. She can now contribute to the school fees of her four school going children and also help her husband provide for their needs and expenses. Being economically empowered has brought so much fulfillment to her life, she says happily.