Business: Rental units.
Location: Kitale town.
Years in Operation: 1 Year.
Amount needed : $1000.
In the heat of the post election violence that rocked the country back in the years 2007-2008, Esther Njeri Chege fled her home in Kitale’s Makutano area to start life afresh in Kitale town. A widow, she has singly cared for her family engaging in maize farming for trade and her family’s own domestic consumption.
Thankfully her children are all grown up now and out of school so she has less expenses she says. That has however not been an excuse for her to stop working to provide for her needs and even support her grown children.
In February this year, Esther had saved up enough to buy land in Kitale and start the construction of two one bedroom rental units as well as a shop unit in the compound where her own house sits. She intends to rent the houses out at $60 each when they are complete and this she foresees will go a long way in adding to her earnings and assuring her an easier life.
She is seeking $1000 from Moto Hope Micro-Lending to enable her to complete the construction of the two housing units. The rent she will receive will enable her to repay the loan with ease for the terms are very friendly, she says.