Business: Plastic housewares Shop.
Location: Keep Left Bus Park, Molo.
Years in Operation: 20 Years.
Amount needed: $150.
Judith Afandi wins over customers by virtue of her jovial, pleasant and convincingly talkative nature. Her customers slowly turn into friends and her number one marketers. She is selling big on customer referrals. Her household plastic wares shop has been in operation for over 20 years now, and just two years in Molo’s Keep-left area and she is encouraged by the progress she has made thus far.
The widowed mother of two school going children depends on proceeds from her business to pay for their school fees. In addition she also practices maize farming which she sells to small scale traders in Molo town. Her last harvest earned her 26 , 90kg bags of maize which she has stored to sell when prices go higher in the market. She lives in her own home in Molo and this saves her on rent expenses as well as other small food expenditures as she has a vegetable garden from which she stocks her kitchen.
She has been loaned $100 in the past which helped her business get back on its feet after the government demolished her shop among others which were constructed on a road reserve in Molo. She loves Moto Hope for it renewed her strength and hope to continue doing business. She is also attracted by MHML’s very low interest rates and flexible repayment plans. She says with MHML’s funds she doesn’t feel as if she is in business to help the money lender but the other way round.
She is seeking $150 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to buy more stock for her business. January has been a dry month for her for many customers were busy catering for the school fees needs of their children but she is optimistic that February will be a good month. She has a few orders and wants to stock better quality housewares for her customers to get value for their money.