Since I graduated from University in July 2016, I haven’t been able to secure formal employment. My father was retrenched from his job in September 2017 and used part of his benefits to set up this business in February 2018 for me to have something to get me on my feet, and was left with almost nothing.
My older sister, who was still employed at the time, was left with the responsibility of supporting the entire family since my dad was not earning any income at the time. Unfortunately, she was also retrenched in April 2018 and was barely able to support the family thereafter.
My business was now the only source of income for my family and has been facing a lot of funding challenges and sometimes I’m forced to use the working capital to fund our basic needs on a daily basis.
I’m not able to get any funding from our Kenyan banks and microfinance institutions since my business has not been doing well for about a year now.
Right now I have barely $30 dollars left in my pocket; barely enough to pay for this month’s rent and also provide for the family.