Business: Bananas & onions Vendor.
Location: Main Market,Molo.
Years in Operation: 15 Years.
Amount needed: $100.
Nancy Nyanchera is a very calm market seller who doesn’t speak much yet treats everyone she interacts with very pleasantly. Many know her by her cool calm nature and her excellent customer care skills reputation precedes her. She has traded in onions, avocados and bananas for the last fifteen years and is fully dependent on the trade to be able to contribute a fair share into her family’s bread basket.
She purchases the bananas from the well-known banana region of Kisii where she buys directly from farmers. The same goes for the onions. This assures her of fresh produce and she is also able to buy the best quality and quantities. Buying directly from the farmers also allows her to enjoy very good prices and this advantage is passed on to her customers who get the best at very affordable prices. In most instances, customers place orders days before she gets her supply from Kisii.
She has customers from a cross section of traders in Molo’s main market as well as from a cross section of other small holder market sellers in the outskirts of Molo town who buy to sell in their own markets. She also sells to people who buy for their own domestic consumption especially on Molo’s market days of Wednesdays and Saturdays.
In addition, she is also a maize farmer. She and her husband practice small scale maize farming from which they sell their harvest in the market and use some for their own domestic consumption. These trades enable them to pay for the school fees of their children as well as their needs. They are in the process of constructing their own house on an 1/8 acre land that their savings have enabled them to purchase in Molo’s Munju area.
She is seeking $100 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to purchase additional stock for her business. The $100 combined with her own savings will enable her to buy the initial stock that will cause her business to expand.