Business: Retail Kiosk.
Location: Sibanga, Kitale.
Years in Operation: 3 Years.
Amount needed: $500.
Mary Some is a focused and very enterprising woman whose business has grown, scaling upwards over the three years that it has been in operation. Through the little retail kiosk in Sibanga area of Kitale, Mary has been able to provide for her family’s needs as well as put aside savings for her future development plans. She knows her customers well since most are her neighbours and this helps her to know what exactly they demand and she endeavors to stock up to meet all the demand. In addition, the proper knowledge of her customers also allows her to at times sell on credit to the credit worthy ones an aspect that has played a great role in ensuring the loyalty of such customers.
The mother of one school going child also practices agribusiness growing maize on her two acres piece of land which she sells upon harvest. She has had word go round every time she is about to harvest and this avails her a ready market for the maize as soon as it is harvested, sun dried and treated to keep pests at bay. She sells to other traders in the nearby shopping center and market and also spares some for her own family’s consumption.
Mary is seeking $500 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to boost her retail shop business. With the money, she will be in a position to increase her stock of fast moving items that she sells whose demand has risen since the covid-19 pandemic hit the country. As the situation gradually returns to normal, she is up beat about staying in business to continue making as many sales as she has done over the last five months to be ready with school fees for her child when schools resume and to continue providing for her family’s needs.