Business: Food Kiosk.
Location: Molo Town.
Years in Operation: 11 Years.
Amount needed: $250.
It is a very cold morning in Molo town and the little Food Kiosk that is Freshia’s is filled to capacity with clients eager for the warmth it provides. Tea is flowing freely from the boiling pot on the charcoal stove to the mugs held tightly by the clients. She , too eager to please them moves swiftly careful not to knock over the jugs already on the tables or spill onto the customers in this tiny space.
Before specializing in the Food Kiosk, Freshia sold second hand shoes on the same street to the people of Molo and ran the food kiosk on the side only making tea and a few snacks to go with. With time, she realized that the Food Kiosk, in which she was spending the least amount of time brought in more profits than the shoes business. The hustle of traveling and the costs to bring in new stock which would then move so slowly so much so that profits were very thin and hard to measure only added insult to injury. On the other hand, food was always on demand and many market traders and buyers who came into the market ate at her kiosk.
She put two and two together in time and made the bold move to abandon the shoes business altogether and specialize on the Food business. This is a decision she has zero regrets making for her undivided efforts are paying off handsomely. Besides the tea and snacks, she now sells simple meals for lunch and dinner as well. She is keen on maintaining high standards of hygiene and cooking good quality food. Her pricing has her clients purchasing power at heart and with as little as $0.5 one can have a simple meal of Ugali/rice/chapati, vegetables and beef/bean stew.
She is seeking $250 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to invest in dry food stock. With enough stock she can easily meet the demand in her kiosk and have the peace of mind that comes with knowing she has something to serve her customers the next day.