Business: Second Hand Bedding.
Location: Molo Town.
Years in Operation: 1 Year.
Amount needed: $300.
“Gikomba Mitumba shop” is a household name in all of Molo Town. The fact that it is so strategically located along the busy Mtoni Polisi Road only helps to give it more focus. The business has been in existence for the last fifteen years and Penina Ngene’s face is a familiar one to many. The cold weather that is experienced in Molo throughout the year makes warm bedding a basic necessity for all homes and the most affordable good quality that Penina stocks sell like hot cake. She has won to her business the most loyal clients thanks to her excellent service and good quality, unique and affordable wares.
She purchases the stock for her shop by placing orders to go-down owners and suppliers in Mombasa who send it to her via courier services and she easily picks them in the nearby Nakuru town. This arrangement saves her the cost of traveling and all the way to Mombasa back and forth and saves her time while availing her the best of duvets, blankets, sheets, mattress protectors, coverlets, quilts, bedspreads, pillow cases and pillow protectors. Her bedding stands out and she is able to meet a variety of needs and preferences of her different customers.
She is seeking $300 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to afford more stock for the shop. With the boost in stock she will be able to meet the demand of her customers from Molo and its environs. The shop enables her to pay for the school fees of her three school going children and assisted by her husband she is able to provide the basic needs of her family.