Maria Muli is the owner of a very busy and beautifully stocked boutique in Molo town. She deals in both male and female wears as well as children’s clothes. She has run the store for thirteen years now and is not about to close shop. If anything she is now more than ever enjoying the fruits of her persistence, determination and hard work. She is a lady of faith and doesn’t stop acknowledging the hand of God in her every success.
Moto Hope Micro-Lending has so far loaned Maria a total of $900 to add onto her stock. She recorded increased sales in the months following her loan receipt (May and August 2018) as she was able to serve a larger and varied customer base. Her sales improved from a $570 in May to $1250 June and from $950 in August to $1200 in September 2017. She diligently keeps record of every one of her business transactions and is all too glad to show me her general cashbook.
Maria is also a practicing nurse at Molo district hospital and her boutique enjoys the monopoly of her colleagues and patients. She prides herself in stocking the best quality and commands a great proportion of the professions (who she sells to on hire purchase) of Molo town; medics, teachers, bankers and business people. She rewards every client that makes purchases that cost above $50 and gives all her customers value for their money treating each as a special client.
She is not afraid of the competition right outside her shop. She believes in consistency and satisfying all her customers. Her shop opens at 8.00am and closes at 6pm Monday-Saturday. Her business she says enables her to save for a rainy day as well as add onto her earnings to support her family. She is a mother of two children in boarding schools; Primary and High school.
She has provided employment for one young woman who operates the business when she is away working at the hospital. She also takes care of her mother and is a poultry farmer. She lauds Moto Hope Micro-lending for being the most flexible and affordable credit facility she has engaged with in all of her thirteen years in business.