Business: Barber Shop.
Location: Keep Left Bus Park ,Molo.
Years in Operation: 5 Years.
Amount needed: $150.
Joseph Mbugua is a very jovial young man who takes a lot of pride in his business. The gifted barber is a newlywed father of one child, a toddler and is focused on growing his business to thrive. Every morning when he leaves home, his child’s face is the last thing he sees and that is his greatest motivation. He wants to be ready when the baby starts school and give him the best education, for that he believes is the best legacy he will leave behind.
He opened shop three years ago in Molo’s Keep-left bus park to serve the large human traffic in the area. He serves taxi and matatu drivers, motorcycle riders (aka bodaboda operators), people who frequent the Keep-left market and the business people in the area. He enjoys their loyalty for his is clean and quality work he says gladly. Moreover, his prices are fair and he has perfect customer care skills. These have in turn served to see clients trooping back to his barber shop.
There are no peak and off peak periods for his shop for the clients need a haircut on a regular basis. He is just happy to be in business throughout the year. For this reason, his family has food on the table every day and he can provide for their daily needs. Joseph has created employment for one man enabling him to provide for his own family’s needs as well. Over the three years in business, he has also trained a few youth in the trade some of whom he has engaged to work for him as they look to set themselves up.
Joseph sought Moto Hope Micro Lending after he heard (from his friends; beneficiaries of MHML) of the friendly loan repayment period ant terms as well as the very low interest rates. He is seeking $150 to buy two electric clippers for cutting hair. With these he says they will improve on efficiency, speed and quality, a welcome addition to the barber shop.