Business: Second hand Lingerie & Nightwear.
Location: Molo Town.
Years in Operation: 6 Years.
Amount needed: $150.
Mary Muigai is a very jovial and pleasant middle aged lady who takes so much pride in her trade. She sells second hand lingerie and nightwear for ladies in Molo as well as its environs. Her stall is right beside the road and despite rising dirt with every passing windy day, she somehow manages to have her wears dustless and in very clean sate.The beautifully painted pink stall is neatly lined and laid out with mostly white and other feminine colored wears that are very eye catching. She easily attracts passers by on the very busy Molo Posta road.
For the last six years, Mary has won to her client list many ladies especially the plus size and DD bust size women for she has labored to make them comfortable by stocking her customers’ sizes and preferences. Her stall provides the privacy needed for her customers to do their fittings and she is very patient ensuring every lady goes home with items that best fit them, minding both comfort and aesthetics. Besides the lingerie and night wear, she also sells panties, bras, active wear and swim wear.
She travels to Nairobi’s Gikomba market once every week and as need dictates to buy from her regular suppliers who meet her demand. Besides selling at the stall, she also delivers to her customers’ homes and work places as well as hawk the wears herself. To be able to move to wherever demand calls her to be, she has created employment for one young lady whom she leaves to take charge of the stall when she is out in the field.
She is seeking $150 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to boost her business. She is about to clear all of her old stock and intends to revamp her stall in the next stock she brings in. This will ensure that all of her customers’ demand is met satisfactorily.