Business: Retail Shop
Location: Kasarani, Nairobi
Years in Operation: 17 years
Amount Needed: $300
Elizabeth started her business using her savings of $30 in 2003. The capital she obtained through regular casual works. Putting up a stable business was a challenge for her especially during the 2007/2008 post-election violence when her business was destroyed she had to relocate to another location where she had to start all over again.
Elizabeth sells plastics and other house ware items commonly referred to as mare mare, and have used the business to raise her two boys, take them to school and provide for herself a decent living. She intends to some way be able to stock her business more so that she can sell as a wholesaler besides exploring the option of establishing a supermarket in the foreseeable future.