Business:Tailoring & MPESA Agency.
Location: Kenyatta, Molo.
Years in Operation: 15 Years.
Amount needed: $250.
Lilian Njeri is a very pleasant and jovial lady who loves and enjoys what she does. She has had a passion for tailoring since her teens when she would mend her own clothes by stitching the torn parts . She set up shop fifteen years ago and has over the years made very beautiful designs for her clients. She has very loyal customers who would never be caught visiting a different tailor.
In her tailoring shop, she also runs a mobile money transfer agency (MPESA) which attracts all the neighboring residents as well as the teachers and staff from the neighboring schools. Most of her MPESA customers are also her tailoring customers. Payment for her services have been made much easier for her customers are able to pay via MPESA or withdraw money at her Agency.
Besides her shop, Lilian is also a farmer who grows maize and potatoes for sale and her family’s domestic consumption. She also keeps poultry for sale. All earnings from these ventures added to her husband’s (a County Council worker) salary are what have enabled her to pay for her children’s school fees. The three school going children ; one in her first year of university and two in high school form 2 and form 1 are never sent home from school for school fees thanks to her enterprising and hardworking nature.
She is honest and this quality has earned her her customers’ trust she says. Most new clients come in through customer referrals for her work and her happy customers are her greatest marketers. She has been able to attract people from not only Molo but also from towns that are in Molo’s outskirts. She also sells different types of fabrics availing her customers with a wide variety to chose from.
The low interest rates and friendly repayment terms are what attracted her to Moto Hope Micro Lending. She is seeking $250 from MHML to invest in her agribusiness as well as increase her fabrics stock back at her shop. with this money, she will be able to increase her earnings from the profits she foresees making.