Business: Retail Kiosk.
Location: Casino, Molo.
Years in Operation: 10 Years.
Amount needed: $100.
Eileen Nyamoita sits patiently and calmly at her shop Smiling at passers by and customers alike. She knows them she says for she sees almost all of their faces on a daily basis. Children as well as adults happily greet her as some stand by the small windows to make their purchases. For the last ten years she has sold fast moving goods at the kiosk to the residents of Casino area. Her cool and calm nature has won over many for they see her as a peace loving and friendly woman. Time has also worked to her advantage for she is well known and trusted. Her kiosk despite being very small scale has a very wide variety of customers from a wide range of social and economic classes thanks to her excellent customer care skills. From the kiosk’s profits she is able to pay her two children’s school fees and also provide for their daily needs.
The mother of two also practices small scale farming growing maize, potatoes and cabbages for sale and her own family’s consumption. When she is not at the shop, she is at her farm tending her crops or preparing the land for planting. She is very organized and uses every minute of her day as effectively as possible. She balances her time between the two ventures especially during planting, weeding and harvesting seasons for both the shop and farm are equally important to her sometimes complementing each other.
She is seeking $100 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to purchase more stock for her kiosk. She has witnessed first hand the impact of Moto Hope Micro Lending on her friend(a beneficiary of MHML)’s business and she is eager to scale hers as well. The affordable loan that her friend received she says enabled her to put her then dwindling business back on its feet as it provided her with easy to pay working capital credit. She is focused on scaling her little kiosk to shop status.