Business: Vegetable and Fruit Vendor.
Location: Tayari Village, Molo.
Years in Operation: 4 Years.
Amount needed : $100.
Florence Moraa Orenge has recently cleared repaying a loan she owed a money lending institution in Molo town which really put a strain on her finances and business. She is all too eager to be relieved by the affordable and flexible terms of Moto Hope Micro-Lending she literally runs ahead of me as we head to her home.
At the front of her house, stands her stall. It is currently depleted, thanks to a bad decision she made on running it, she says in all honesty. The hardworking widow and mother of five is very jovial and animatedly shares the various ventures she has engaged in to provide a comfortable life for her children.
She sells vegetables and fruits in the stall as well as maize, potatoes and peas from her farm. The latter are seasonal. In addition, she rears chicken and currently has 15 chickens and 20 chicks. The fruits of her hard toil are evident in her home in the depths of Tayari village.
The profits and earnings from her stall and farm are what have enabled her afford the school fees of her three older children as well as continue to provide for the two who are still in school. She also depends on these ventures to cater for all her household, personal needs and also those of her two younger children.
She is seeking $100 to enable her to put her business back on its feet. Our terms she says are friendlier and will in no time assure her improved earnings. Her target is to fill up the shelves inside her stall that has remained shut for a while as the vegetables and fruits are displayed outside. Should she be accorded the loan she says, she will restock more, satisfy her customers as the demand is currently way above the supply, earn more and plough back the profits to the business to ensure its stability to further thrive.