Veronica Njambi’s is a story of determination, love and unwavering commitment. The widowed mother of five has traveled a long troubled journey to be where she is today. Moto Hope Micro-Lending has seen her through most of these hurdles and is all too glad to be associated with her success.
As a young woman, Veronica worked as a casual laborer at Baraka College in Molo. She has always had a passion for dressmaking and tailoring. When the College offered its workers training, at a cost, unlike her colleagues who were not so eager to earn less and have part of their salaries cater for their training fees, Veronica grabbed the chance. She passionately attended all the tailoring classes and at the end of the training she was so pleased with her abilities that she quit her job to start her own business.
With her savings she bough a sewing machine and used the front of her friend’s shop in Molo’s Keep left bus park area as her business premise. The untimely death of her husband prompted her to do more than just repairs to clothes so that she could improve her earnings to provide for her children. She started making dresses from fabric that her then growing clientele would bring to her.
She eventually moved into her own shop and started selling a few ready made clothes in addition to her dressmaking venture. MHML came to her assistance, providing the much needed capital of $400 to increase her stock and expand her business. As her customer base grew, she decided to expand further. She moved to a bigger premise at the center of Molo market and MHML provided another loan of $800 to facilitate the expansion.
She is in business throughout all seasons for she sells and makes a wide range of clothing items, from male, female and children clothes as well as uniforms. She allows her loyal customers to buy on credit and has provision for installment payments. She is also very honest and commits to delivering on time her clients’ orders. She has created employment for one tailor and also her daughter (whom she personally trained the skill). She trains young people who aspire to be tailors and motivates them with the story of her own journey.
Her business is doing so well and her gratitude towards MHML’s boost is unending. The proceeds from her business have enabled her to buy small parcels of land for her children. The children have in turn developed these lands turning them into agribusiness ventures that enable them to provide for themselves. She has also bought a plot on which she intends to build her home and stop being a tenant in the rental unit she currently resides in.
She is motivated by her current success to do better and expand further!