Gidraph Gituro is a man pleased with the heavens for finally opening up. The rainy season is the best for his car-wash business he says. It is five years since Mr. Gituro started his car wash business. His hand car washing yard is located on the Molo main road frontage in Tayari and is easily accessible from both directions. He is very calm and pleasant and I instantly understand how it is he has very loyal clients. His clients bring in lorries, cars and motorbikes as well as rugs and carpets to be cleaned.
Moto Hope micro-Lending loaned Gidraph a total of $100 to invest in a car wash machine. He no longer depends solely on buckets and cans that he would use to sprinkle water on the vehicles. The machine is more efficient and less labour intensive. He also purchased better quality sponges, hose and more absorbent towels. The efficiency of the machine has greatly improved the service he offers to his clients. He has created employment for one and together they work as a reliable team.
Molo has a perennial water shortage problem and Gidraph is all too pleased that his machine enables him to save on the scarce water as well. The rains will fill his tank he says and the mud will bring his clients in more often because he knows how they love their vehicles. His business has picked since the machine came by and he has managed to boost his wife’s clothes hawking business. Their combined earnings are what enable them to cater for their family of four children. In addition, he is a small holder farmer.
He is excited at the prospect of saving some of his earnings at Moto Hope SACCO so that in future he will be in a better position to borrow more money against his savings to expand his car-wash business. He is very passionate about working with his hands and totally loves what he does.