Business: Second Hand Warm Wear
Location: Peace, Molo
Years in Operation: 3 Years.
Amount needed: $100.
Salome Wanjiru is a dotting mother of four school going children whom she desires to give the best education she can afford. Her current motivation to work smarter for her business to scale is her daughter in grade 8. The girl will be sitting her National Exams (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE) at the end of the month which will enable her to graduate to High School. Her school fees needs will increase twofold and Salome is getting ready to ensure that her child transitions to the next level of her education for she is confident of her daughter doing well and gaining admission to a good school.
Salome has sold second hand warm wear for children and women for the last three years. The business is located along a very busy footpath and next to a taxi park thus the large human traffic in the area makes up her regular and new customers. The fact that Molo is largely faced by cold weather keeps her wares in demand. She makes a point of bringing in a wide variety and styles while keeping good quality as her number one priority. She buys her stock from wholesalers in Nakuru who are much cheaper than Molo’s thus is able to pass the good pricing to her customers.
This pleasant lady is very flexible in the way she operates her business. When she brings in new stock, she makes calls to her regular customers asking them to go and check out the new arrivals. Sometimes after closing, she does home deliveries for customers who hadn’t had the chance to go to her in the day. She has learnt to read the weather patterns and stocks what is needed and demanded by her customers at any particular season. She is seeking $100 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to boost her stock. She is focused on increasing sales to make more profits so she can adequately provide for her family’s needs.