Jacob Macharia Wambui. 11/18

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Business: Butchery.
Location: Makutano,Kitale.
Years in Operation:  7 Years.
Amount needed : $800.

Jacob Macharia Wambui is a husband and father of one who lives in Makutano area of Kitale selling beef to its dwellers. He has been in the butchery business for the last seven years and Kenyans’ love for meat doubled with his butchery’s best quality cuts is what has earned him a name in the area and kept him in business. His business’ stability has enabled him to save up and purchase the piece of land on which his home sits as well as take care of the needs of his young family.

Over the years, he has worked on building a relationship with customers and this has been the key to gaining their loyalty. He is very friendly and knows them by name. He makes a point to always remember their usual orders and preferences and always ensures that he has them in stock when needed. He sometimes sells on credit to his loyal credit worthy customers and this he says has also gone a long way in maintaining them despite the stiff competition in the area from other butcheries.

To cut on costs of doing business, he bought his own motorbike which facilitates the transportation of meat from the area’s slaughter house to his butchery two kilometers away. He has created employment for one young man who uses it for motorbike taxi services popularly known as bodaboda. Besides his butchery business, Jacob practices maize farming which he consumes domestically and sells the rest to small scale traders in Makutano center.

He is seeking $800 from Moto Hope Micro-Lending to be able to expand his butchery business as well as his farming venture. The festive season is here with us and this is the peak period for his butchery business. Many City and other town dwellers love to flock the villages in this season and Makutano area is no exception. He would like to invest the $800 in increasing his stock of meat to meet all the increased demand and help his community enjoy all the festivities. With the additional money he says he will be able to continue purchasing the best quality cuts in increased quantities. He is optimistic of increased earnings and profits that he will invest later in his maize farming and selling venture.

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