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I have a shop business running with a capital of $200. Inflation has affected the business because many customers buy on credit. This has made me unable to stock some important items that are needed in the community. I will use $400 to boost my business by adding stock. Currently, I make a profit of $30 per month and I hope it will grow to around $50 per month when I add the stock. I have a wider market since I am the only person having a shop business in the community. I also have a cousin brother who is a total orphan and he is at Mariakani secondary school. I will use $100 to pay school fees for him so that he can stay at school all the time. He gets support from well-wishers. I also have an idea of diversifying the business by starting a broiler chicken business. I will use $100 for the purchase of the chickens, $50 to buy the feeds, and $150 to build the poultry house. This program will help me improve my living standard. I have a family of four and my husband works with logistic companies in Mombasa.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am a Christian by religion together with my family. We fellowship at Mangudho baptism church. The church is a muddy building and in this year we agreed to build a permanent building with blocks. My husband works at Mombasa and I shared to him the church plans early this year. He has been very resistant in terms of supporting the project financially. Two weeks ago out of his on will , he sent me $70 to buy 8tonnes of sand soil for the church construction. That act brought happiness to me and the entire church congregation.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have shop businesses selling variety of shop items. I started with a capital of $5 on January 2022. It has grown well such that I am now having a capital of $200. The business has had a challenge of debt defaulters in the past one month. I have customers who have been taking items on credit and currently, I have around $100 that I will never recover from the defaulter. That is the challenge I am currently facing.