Faith Ruguru. 2/19.

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Business: Agribusiness & Retail Kiosk.
Location:
Tayari, Molo.
Years in Operation:
1 Year.
Amount needed:
$100.

Faith’s children are home on their school midterm break and her nine year old daughter is at the retail kiosk with her, watching and learning the trade. She has had the business for a year now and has gradually adapted to the change from full time farming. Her whole family is excited about the little kiosk located besides the busy Molo Baraka road in Tayari and they love to help out whenever they can.

She started the kiosk to keep herself busy especially when there is not much work on their farm and today she wonders what she used to do with all the time she had in her hands before. The kiosk is proving to be profitable and adding a relative share to her family’s breadbasket.

Her husband is a turn boy at a cargo truck company and his earnings as well as those from her agribusiness and presently the shop are what enable them to cater for the school fees of their four school going children and their household needs and expenses.

Her small scale farming specializes in Irish potatoes, green peas and maize. She sells her harvest to other traders who buy directly from her farm and spares some for her family’s consumption. She had hoped that profits from her kiosk would supplement her fertilizer and seed expenditure this season but unfortunately this won’t be so as she has had more expenses at home.

More over, prices for good quality seeds and fertilizer have sky rocketed as the planting season fast approaches. A friend of hers who happens to be a Moto Hope Micro Lending beneficiary introduced her to MHML, and showed her how it has enabled her own economic empowerment and helped her business to scale.

She is seeking $100 from MHML to be able to purchase the commodities before the prices hike even further. With the money she will be assured of  high and quality yield which will definitely fetch good prices in the market to earn her optimal profits.

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