A loan of $1,200 helped elizabeth would like to stock various types of car seat covers to offer different choices to clients.

Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth was born in 1968 in Kanunga, Kiambu, Kenya. After finishing college, she did not get a job immediately and decided to start a small business of her own for survival. She later got married and the couple is blessed with four children. The first two are in boarding secondary school while others are still in primary school.

Together with her husband, they started another business of selling second hand clothes in Gikomba market in Nairobi. The business picked up very quickly and grew to a level where they were buying 20 bales and selling them to a retailer. She would buy them from Mombasa and sell them to retailers in Nairobi. Having succeeded in this first business of selling used clothing, she gave a try to motor vehicle seat covers, which she bought from Mombasa too.

In June 2003 she joined WEEC and was given her first loan of USD 300. In August 2004 she received another loan of USD 1500 which further boosted her business and after a few months, she ordered more from Dubai through a friend. She made some profit and hopes this will help her to buy a car which she can one day sell for more profit. However, Elizabeth maintains her car seat cover business because it is profitable and desires to use this loan to purchase more attractive seat covers.

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