Business: Baby Clothes Shop.
Location: Kaloleni Area, Molo.
Years in Operation: 1 Year.
Amount needed: $200.
Damaris Nyawira is a very focused young lady whose goal is to become a renown business woman. The wife and mother of two children is impressed by the progress her new business has made so far. She set shop last year(2018) amidst a lot of self doubt and fear of failure. She had never involved herself in any business before yet despite this misgivings, decided to do it afraid.
The first months as expected weren’t smooth sailing. She was however encouraged by the few customers who kept coming back every time she brought in new stock or whenever they needed to buy new clothes for their children. Time favored her though as slowly by slowly, word of mouth spread to many people. She is very cool, calm and collected, a lady of few words but her gentle and friendly nature are an easy charm. Her top notch customer care skills and friendly pricing have worked to only set her steady in the business.
As she continued to gain a stable footing in the market she gained the friendship of other clothes sellers and boutique operators who readily shared knowledge and experience especially where to buy the most affordable quality stock in Nairobi’s Eastleigh Town. She brings in new stock depending on demand and makes a trip to Nairobi at least once every month for new stock.
The combined earnings of her husband a nurse at the local hospital and profits from her baby clothes shop, are what enable them to pay for the education of the child that recently started school as well as enable them to provide a comfortable life for their young family.
She is seeking $200 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to be able to afford the new stock that is in high demand at the moment. Children’s warm wear has been selling like hot cake thanks to the long rains that are currently ongoing and she is taking full advantage of this phenomenon.