Business: Posho Mill.
Location: Tayari, Molo.
Years in Operation: 10 Years.
Amount needed: $200.
Typical of the heart of every Kenyan village is the presence of a Posho mill where families flock to mill their maize for their favorite posho maize meal, a staple delicacy at every Kenyan table. Before Euniece set up her Posho Mill in Tayari area where she resides, the nearest Posho Mill was about 7kilometres away. She saw the gap and decided to fill it to serve her neighbors who can now easily access the mill.
She knows all the families that mill their maize at her business and has maintained their loyalty through her perfect customer care skills, milling on credit as well as ensuring the flour is of perfect texture and quality. In addition she also sells maize at the posho mill which saves her customers trips to the market for it. Depending on the season and demand, she also sells maize flour that she mills from maize she buys from farmers during the harvest season.
Euniece is also a small scale farmer who plants maize, potatoes and green peas. She sells the potatoes and green peas and uses the maize for her family’s domestic consumption. The earnings from her business and small scale farming combined with those of her husband; a primary school teacher, enable them to pay for the school fees of their five school going children as well as cater for all of their basic needs.
She is seeking $200 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to buy more maize for her Posho Mill. There is currently a scarcity of the commodity in Molo’s market and the demand has exceeded the supply even in her Posho mill. With the money, she will be able to venture into the markets outside Molo to purchase it for sale to her customers. She is very impressed by the fact that Moto Hope Micro Lending also caters for the financial needs of small scale farmers like herself without discriminating.