Business: Eggs & Packing Bags Vendor.
Location: Kaloleni Area, Molo.
Years in Operation: 2 Years.
Amount needed: $300.
You will hardly find Joan at her shop when you pop in. This is because she personally makes deliveries to her customers who order the eggs she trades in. For the last two years, Joan has been buying eggs directly from farmers in Molo as well as from other wholesalers in order to sell to her wide range of customers. The said customers vary from other wholesalers, retailers and also buyers who purchase for their own domestic consumption.
Since the ban on plastic bags in the country(Kenya) back in the year 2017, alternative biodegradable bags have been in high demand. Those who have taken to selling them are ripping high profits from it , Joan not excluded. When she set up the eggs shop, she thought to also sell packing bags to retailers on wholesale basis. These two goods she has realized go hand in hand for most of her egg buyers also buy the biodegradable bags from her.
Joan has created employment for one young man who keeps the shop open all day selling what is stocked there while she makes the deliveries. The two make such a great team and have learnt to work uniformly so that the customers are served right no matter who they find. Their customer care skills are top notch and customer satisfaction is their first priority. That combined with the good quality eggs they sell, the favorable wholesale prices and free delivery is what keeps the customers coming back.
Besides the shop, Joan also practices farming. Her hired farm land boasts of healthy crop of potatoes,green peas and maize. She makes sizeable sales from the crop depending on the particular harvest and always makes sure to spare some for her own family’s consumption. Proceeds from her ventures enable her to afford her own upkeep and save for the future. She is seeking $300 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to boost her business. The funds will enable her to purchase more eggs stock thus improve her sales.