Location: Posta Market, Molo.
Years in Operation: 15 Years.
Amount needed: $150.
Tabisa Bukachi is a very hardworking and enterprising grandmother who patiently sits in the sweltering sun in Molo’s Posta market awaiting her customers to buy the fruits she sells. When her husband of many years (now deceased) lost his job sixteen years ago, Tabisa had to step forward and help provide for her family of three children who were still in school.She has sold fruits for the last fifteen years and is happy that apart from keeping her busy, the trade contributes to her family’s upkeep.
The passionate environmentalist is also a member of Molo Forestry’s self Help Group, “Jitegemee” from which she is able to earn some income tilling, planting and weeding the Forestry’s tree seedlings as well as taking care of tree seedlings along the Molo River. She is happy to be part of rehabilitating the Mau forest cover one tree at a time and we are very proud of her.
The widow and dotting grandmother of three school going grand children, is grateful to God for she has been able to provide for her grandchildren albeit through struggles since the demise of their mother, her daughter. With her earnings she is able to plan their expenditure among their many needs and ensures they have food on the table, clothes on their backs and are able to attend a local day school.
She is seeking $150 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to invest in her fruit selling business as well as in farming. She buys raw fruits in bulk from farmers and stores them at a store in her house from where she only selects the ripe fruits selling her stock in portions till it is all cleared. In cases where customers demand more than she has at her spot along the Posta road, she simply goes home for more as she lives close to the market. This helps in keeping the fruits in good condition.
She is happy that the rains are about to fall for she already has hired a piece of land on which she intends to plant maize and potatoes for sale and her own family’s domestic consumption. Some of the loan money she says will help her to purchase good quality seeds as well as fertilizer.