Business: Sweater Knitting
Years in Operation: 7 Years
Amount needed: $100
Lucy Nyambura is a young mother of three who is passionate about knitting to support her family as well as set a good example for her children. Her husband is a welder in Molo town and their earnings combined enable them to pay for the school fees of their three children in grades 8,2, and 1. Besides knitting, Lucy is a small-holder farmer growing Irish potatoes, peas and maize for her family’s consumption.
At its inception, and the few years afterwards, Lucy’s business did not record as much profits as she would have liked. She was still learning the art and her sweaters were not a match for those in the market. She did not give up, instead, she endeavored to master and better her skills and improve her designs. She currently enjoys the loyalty of a few textile shops in Molo town as well as many mothers since she has specialized in children’s warm wear: sweaters, beanie/ winter hats, mittens and knitted trousers and socks.
She is seeking $100 to increase the stock of her knitting yarn. She desires to be a household name in Molo by providing good quality, durable and comfortable warm knitted wear from the versatile range of yarn she intends to purchase. She currently makes about $6 profit every two days of knitting and selling the finished product and projects a positive growth of her earnings. Knitting is not just a venture to fill a need in the market for her, seeing as Molo is a majorly cold region, but it is her hobby and passion. It is what adds life to her days, she quips.