Business: Food Kiosk.
Location: Posta Market ,Molo.
Years in Operation: 5 Years.
Amount needed: $150.
Eunice Akoth enjoys cooking. So much so that every business she has ever ventured into, had to deal with food. When she decided to try her hand on business back in 2015, french fries were her first good. Molo being a majorly potato producing region made getting the potatoes especially whenever they were in season, a walk in the park. Things were looking up for her and she was winning to her temporary stall many french fries lovers.
With time however, the market became flooded with many other business women trading in the same. To add to this, her business suffered the more during times that potatoes were out of season in Molo as she could not afford to buy from other suppliers in markets outside Molo. With the money she had saved up, she traveled to Kisumu and bought fish that saw her start a new trade.
She added Kenyan’s favorite dish of Ugali to go with the fried fish. Opening her kiosk early to prepare the fish saw her welcome customers earlier than expected. She saw a gap and introduced chapatis and tea which she sells as breakfast. As people await the fish and ugali delicacy, most if not all always have a cup of tea in hand. Molo’s mostly cold weather has seen to that.
She sells to her fellow market traders from the busy Posta market, as well as passers by and people who ply the main road along which her kiosk sits. At times when the stock is in surplus, she sells the fish raw to her customers who prefer to cook at home. Her customers who are usually on the move love her kiosks for she packs take out for them.
The very jovial and pleasant business lady is out to make her customers happy and content to keep them coming back. The mother of three is pleased that her business enables her to pay for her children’s education as well as cater for their basic needs. She is seeking $150 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to boost her fish trade.