Location: Keep-Left Bus park, Molo.
Years in Operation: 2 Years.
Amount needed : $100.
In the busy Keep-left bus park in Molo, where hawkers call for customers and touts loudly entice both willing and unwilling passengers, sits Euniece Odhoyo’s kiosk, in a strangely quiet corner. She does not leave her kiosk to compete with the hawkers. Her customers walk to her kiosk themselves. It has taken two years to create and maintain such loyalty she calmly says.
I am easily won over by how pleasantly she carries on serving her customers with the light refreshments her little kiosks avails. Her wide variety of customers include: passengers waiting to board vehicles at the bust stop, motorbike riders (aka bodabodas) whose parking spot is right before her kiosk, other traders and pedestrians who ply the footpath behind her business premise.
The hardworking wife and dotting mother of four school going children is able to provide for her family’s household expenses through earnings from her kiosk. Her husband who is a fruit vendor in different towns takes charge of the children’s school fees and other utility bills.
She is seeking $100 from Moto Hope Micro-Lending to be able to boost her business. She would like to expand her stock and add onto the variety of the refreshments and fast moving goods she sells so as to attract more customers as well as maintain the old ones. This she anticipates will also increase her sales, improve her profit earnings and enable her to bring more to the table to add onto her husband’s contribution to their family’s upkeep and welfare.
Another factor that motivates her to improve her venture is the fact that her eldest child will be graduating from grade eight this year and their school fees needs will go higher come January 2019. The loan if granted will go a long way towards ensuring that she provides more and better for her family as well as enable her business to scale positively.