Business: Cyber Cafe & MPESA Agency.
Location: Molo Town.
Years in Operation: 1 Year.
Amount needed: $300.
Mary learned the ropes of running a cyber cafe when she was employed in one of the busiest cyber cafes in Molo town. As an employee she was a favorite among many customers thanks to her great customer care skills and her sociable personality. Within no time she was bringing in a lot of business so much that she got a wake up call. “What if I set up my own cyber business?” is a question that refused to leave her mind. She decided she would and started saving to the very last coin.
A year ago she had what she needed and so she resigned from her job and opened up her own cyber cafe. Her experience from her time in employment enabled her to solve emerging challenges in the start up period of her business quickly and six months later she added a mobile money transfer agency (MPESA Agency). The two businesses complement each other perfectly and she has earned herself quite the market share in only a year of being in the business.
She offers all Cyber services demanded by her customers from within Molo town and its environs. The business enables her to cater for her young family of two school going children for she is their sole bread winner. She also pays their school fees from the profits of the shop and she is eager to have it scale so that she can improve her family’s welfare. January to September is the best time for the business she says, a period during which customers demand many internet services. She is seeking $300 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to stock on stationery as she also intends to offer exams photocopying services and stationery to schools in Molo town.