A loan of $150 helped buy utensils and a deep frier for cooking french fries in my restaurant.

Mary Wanjiru's story

I was born in Nakuru town and brought up in a small village called Kiamunyi and that is where I schooled. My childhood was good because I had all the basic needs I required from my parents. Since my childhood I have always admired people who have risen from a small beginning and made a name for themselves in business. That has encouraged me to work hard and I have seen the rewards since I currently run my own business that started from a humble background. My dream is to own several food cafes in town and to eventually to own a tourism company.

I have an entrepreneurial spirit and I have tried different businesses in different capacities. Before I started this food cafe, I used to travel to Kampala Uganda to bring shoes, handbags and clothes for sale that I sold office to office. After some time I started in Eldoret town in Kenya and it was doing well until 2007/2008 post election violence in Kenya that made me move to Nakuru after the business collapsed.Two years later in 2009 after saving enough I started all over again in the food cafe business in Nakuru town where I am currently.

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About Imani Cafe

Industry: Food
Years in operation: 1 year - 3 years

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