Business: Electronics Shop & Cyber Cafe
Location: Makutano, Kitale
Years in Operation: 5 Years
Amount needed: $300
In the heart of Makutano center in Kitale, stands Erick’s electronics shop and cyber cafe. Five years on, it continues to be a beehive of activity as his customers stream in and out for his goods and services. He sells electronic components among them: aerials, batteries, capacitors, circuit breakers, switches, integrated circuits, wire links, motors, etc. His is among the handful electronics shops in Makutano.
Besides this, the father of two is also an electrician who offers his services to the schools and homes in Makutano and its environs. He has spread his risks and made optimal use of his resources and enterprise. Erick capitalized on the appetite for information that is not unique to Makutano but the whole country (Kenya), when setting the cyber space. He provides internet/online services to his clients as well as photocopying and photo-printing. The Cyber cafe is very popular with the young people and students of Makutano Polytechnic.
Erick is seeking $300 from MHML to expand his business. He wants to increase the stock of his electronics stock and improve variety and quality. With that he projects his earnings will double as his clients won’t need to make the one hour journey to Kitale every time they need the goods he doesn’t currently offer. The proceeds from his business enable him to provide for his very young family as well as his extended family.