Business: Household Items (Malimali)
Location: Keep Left, Molo
Years in Operation: 8 Years
Amount needed: $100
When the buildings (built on a road reserve) that housed so many businesses were brought down by the county government of Nakuru, in Molo’s keep left area, many businesses owners shut down their ventures. This was not the case for one Judith Afande. She instead moved to a different location and set shop a new. She says it is the trade that has earned her a living for eight years now and she wasn’t going to give up after her shop came tumbling down.
She has taken time to know her new clientele. She has already won new ones thanks to her new location that is strategically located near many residential areas. A great percentage of her regular customers are the young people who are just starting adult life away from their parents’ homes as well as new mothers who find all their babies’ needs in her shop.
She is glad to note that the household items she sells, among them, utensils, cooking stoves, basins, buckets, as well as children’s clothes, are now moving faster than they were before and she now has more clients. In a strange turn of events, the disaster she faced a few months ago has brought her new blessings. She is seeking $100 to be able to increase her stock as well as meet the needs of her new customers.
She envisions increasing the variety she sells as well as bringing in fast moving goods that she currently doesn’t stock yet most of her new customers demand. She is focused on thriving and creating a name for herself in her new location. The success of her business combined with proceeds from her two acre maize and beans farm enable her to take care of the school fees needs of her three school going children as well as their basic needs.