Business: Food Kiosk.
Location: Kenyatta, Molo.
Years in Operation: 1 Year.
Amount needed: $150.
There is a common saying that “You can never go wrong with food”. This was Evans’ motivation one year ago when he decided to get into the food business. With just enough capital to turn a new leaf, Evans rented a space in Molo’s Kenyatta area. He was brilliant in choosing this particular spot. Besides the fact that it is the only food kiosk in the location, it is surrounded by a large human presence of people of all ages who frequent it. There is a technical college in the area and five schools surround it. In addition, there are many residential buildings occupied by mostly young people among them young men who do not fancy cooking for themselves. Meal times are a bee hive of activity as the place is filled to capacity with hungry diners eager to savor the delicacies that he sells.
Evans sells breakfast, snacks and lunch meals to a wide variety of customers who enjoy the tasty yet relatively affordable food that is served at his kiosk. He has created employment for one person and he and the employee take turns to cook and wait on the customers. He is very passionate about serving his customers and knows most of them and what they will order, way before they are even seated at table. He invests in buying the best quality foods and uses the most appropriate cooking methods to retain the nutritional value of the food while ensuring balanced diets are on the menu to realize the best results for his beloved customers. He wishes he had started the business much earlier than just a year ago for the earnings from the kiosk enable him and his wife (an employee at a chemist in Molo town) to cater for the needs of their two children and pay their school fees. They also live in a rental unit and their combined earnings enable them to pay the rent and afford all other household expenses.
He is seeking $150 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to boost his business. With the money, he intends to buy dry food and cereals in bulk and stock up for the coming months. The economies of scale will enable him to enjoy better prices when purchasing the said stock in bulk. In addition, having ready stock of food will allow him to meet demand to ensure constant supply of food and beverages at his eatery.