Business: Rental units.
Location: Moto, Molo.
Years in Operation: 6 Years.
Amount needed: $1500.
Pauline Ngotho despite being in her sixties with grown children and grandchildren to boot, has not lost her entrepreneurial streak and focused character. The renown entrepreneur was ever employed just once in her youth back in 1979 where she worked for a year as a sales person and quickly learned the ropes of handling business. She left employment and with her savings went into business. She purchased her first stock of cabbages enough to fill a pick-up truck and went into markets in Molo selling to other traders on wholesale basis. At the end of the day what she made had her resolving to stick to business for it was more than she had ever made before in one earning!
Since then she has transacted a variety of businesses all of which have involved purchase and sale of farm produce; vegetables, potatoes, beans, eggs and milk among others. Her reliability, flexibility, honesty and dedication to her customers is what earned her loyal customers from markets, homes and even institutions. Years later she had saved enough to get into the real estate business. She and her husband, a medic (now deceased), put together their savings and constructed rental units for businesses in Molo town. This way they were able to provide for their family of six children providing them with a good education and relatively comfortable life.
In 2017, Pauline sought Moto Hope Micro Lending for a $400 loan which she invested in poultry farming. Constructing a poultry house as well as buying feeds for the poultry. This boosted the new venture so much she started keeping layers as well whose eggs she sold to shop owners as well as her neighbours. In 2019 she sought $500 which enabled her to complete the finishings of her rental units next to her own home in Moto, Molo.
Pauline now seeks $1500 to go towards the construction of more rental units in Moto. The seven units that she currently has bring in $190 every month and from this she has been able to save up some of the funds that will go towards the expansion she says happily. She still takes care of her grown children as two have businesses in the town rental units that she built ages ago and is all too pleased that all six have taken after her; embracing a saving culture and being dedicated business people.