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I was born and raised in Makueni County, Mwisini Village.
Let me first help you understand the nature of my region.
It's hot and dry, and the people who live in this area are
poverty-stricken. All the rivers source are seasonal. Growing up, I didn't have even the privilege of nature favoring me. I walked to school for kilometers barefoot and the ground was ever so hot. In my family, we only had two meals each day. Education was a challenge. As a child, my dream was to learn and know how to read and write in Swahili and in English. Because I didn't have any materials to read, I would borrow old newspapers from a neighbor to practice my reading and to try to memorize new vocabulary. I learned a lot through the old newspapers.
I learned about the world, and about the country's political environment. And whenever I read it, I felt connected with the world.
My wife and I have a son.
My business is a mini koisk where I retail consumables to the people who live around Hinga Road. My shop retails sugar, rice, salt, baking flour, ugali flour, and packed milk. This kiosk has everything a client would need for breakfast, lunch, and supper. I have created a great clientele base. They rely on my services and products, on a daily basis.
I sell to over 200 people. I open at 5a.m. and I close shop at 11p.m.
This is what earns me a living. I take care of my family's needs from the income that is generated from this kiosk. I pay for rent and food, and I also am in school and get my school fees from my business.
i will use the funds in buying stock for my shop; 20litrs of cooking oil ksh 10000,rice 50kg ksh 8000,maize flour 20 bales ksh 20000,tissues 10 bales ksh 8000,milk 10 cartons ksh 7000.with good stock in my shop i will have more clients hence making more profit ,it will also enable smooth running of the bussines.high profits will enable repay my loan on time and also assist my family upkeep and paying some school fees
Pay It Forward
Oct 2, 2022
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: $20.76
Pay It Forward contribution: $62.28