Business: Food Kiosk.
Location: Molo Town.
Years in Operation: 1 Year.
Amount needed: $100.
Ruth’s food kiosk serves quite the numbers despite its small size. It is just one year in business now and she has no regrets about getting out of the house to do something with her time and gifts. She is very passionate about cooking and she says it is the one gift she is most grateful for. The delicious meals she makes and her great customer care skills are what keep the customers coming back she is sure, she says happily. The mother of three school going children is pleased by the fact that she can now bring something to the table at the end of the day.
The food kiosk serves many jua kali artisans/people working in the informal sector around the area as well as small business owners. She creates convenience for them as they do not have to go back to their homes for tea and lunch breaks, instead they take the breaks at her kiosk. She closes later in the day just in time to get home and cook for her own family and spend time with her children.The doting mother’s goal is to have her business scale upwards enough to enable her to afford to take her children to better schools to assure a better future for them.
She is seeking $100 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to boost the stock of dry foodstuffs and cereals which she intends to purchase in bulk so as to enjoy better prices. With this she will be able to prepare sufficient meals for all her customers which will translate to improved earnings from the increased sales. This way even the one person she has created employment for will stay in gainful employment and Ruth will be in a position to provide better for her own family.