Business: Second hand clothes
Location: Kitale Town
Years in Operation: 15 Years
Amount needed: $400
Mary Wanjiru Karanja’s stall in the open air market area of Lessos boasts a colorful collection of men’s shirts and trousers. She has been in business for the last fifteen years and hopes to expand it in order to increase her sales, double her profits and meet all the new demand in the market. The needs of her family especially her four school going children’s school fees is her major driving force. She has also created employment for one person in her business whose livelihood depends on the success of the business.
She is seeking $400 to increase her stock and add to the variety she offers. She has in the past received loans from financial institutions that charged exorbitant interest rates and the MHML 1% interest and friendly terms she says will give her peace of mind and not cause a strain upon her earnings. She is very optimistic about her business scaling to meet all her needs and allow her family comfort if only a little.