Business: Second hand clothes Vendor.
Location: Posta Market Molo.
Years in Operation: 2 Years.
Amount needed: $100.
Siphrosa Kerubo is a very hardworking and enterprising lady who is driven by the desire to prosper and provide a good life for her children. She and her husband practice small holder farming of maize and potatoes and sell the harvest besides consuming some of it.
For the last four years, Siphrosa has made a name for herself in Molo’s Posta market selling good quality second hand children’s clothes at affordable prices to both her regular customers and people who frequent the market. She is strategically located at the end of the open air market to easily catch the eye of any potential customer.
She is very friendly and enjoys the support and help of her fellow traders in the market for she is known for making peace and fostering unity among her colleagues. So much so that when she is tending to her farm, she can entrust her neighboring trader to take care of her business. She gets her stock from wholesale traders who sell in bales both in Nakuru and Molo for this bulk buying enables her to purchase at better prices hence her customers enjoy relatively lower prices for her goods.
Siphrosa’s children are still in school; grade 8, grade 5 and grade 1 and she is counting on the scaling up of her business to be able to afford their education as well as provide for their basic needs.
She is seeking $100 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to be able to purchase more stock to meet the increased demand in the market for children’s second hand clothes especially for the low income earning parents as well as those whose preferences and taste she satisfies. She has a lot of school fees needs come January next year(2019) for her first born will be graduating to high school and is thus keen on increasing her sales and earnings.