Business: Tomatoes and Fruits Vendor.
Location: Molo Main Market.
Years in Operation: 6 Years.
Amount needed: $100.
With every stall looking quite like the next in Molo’s main market, every trader does their best to attract buyers. Every one of them employing their own unique tactics. Virginia being the cool and quiet kind has to have the wares displayed in her stall shout for her. She invests in quality fruits, tomatoes and onions. She also spreads her risks to improve her earnings by selling herbs and spices to go with the tomatoes and onions. For the last six years she says she has engaged in no other trade and she understands this particular one like the back of her hand. She has earned herself loyal customers but this does not stop her striving to give her best and please them as well as try to win more. Her greatest joy is serving a new client for she is usually sure the customer will return.
Besides the business, Virginia also practices small scale farming growing vegetables and potatoes for her own domestic consumption. On the rare occasions that she gets bumpier harvests, she sells the surplus in the local market alongside her other wares. The mother of four school going children depends on the proceeds from her business to pay for the education of her children, pay all her bills and rent as well as provide for her family’s basic needs. She would one day like to buy a plot of land and build her own house for her family to move in to and live more comfortably. To do this she however needs her business to scale, her earnings and profits to grow for her to increase her savings.
She is seeking $100 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to be able to afford more stock of tomatoes and onions which are on high demand. With the cash, she will afford to purchase from Nakuru Towns farmers market where she will enjoy better prices and the best quality produce from farmers. The friendly financial support from MHML will not put a strain on her earnings and mess her cash flow as the loans she has had in the past have done and she is only too glad to have found Moto Hope when she was most in need.