Living on a rich man’s land as landless and poorest family, along Mt. Elgon with no access to education, I emerged successful person. I talked to neighboring kind rich man to help cover my educate costs in exchange of helping with house work. My plea was accepted by both the husband and wife. Unfortunately they passed away when I was still in high school. Their deaths terminated my education instantly.
With no option to education, I got married. My husband left for Mombasa in search of job, he was successful to secure a job at private security company. I left slopes of Mt. Elgon for Mombasa to stay with my husband. Life was so hard because my husband earned little money from his job. We decided to start MUN CAFÉ to help finance family needs. It was the only one of the kind. My husband became anonymous carpenter for the first time but he made tables and chairs because we had no money to buy them. His little money was used to buy food stuffs, beverages and utensils. Life became simple.
One good thing from here is, there are Many Customers and population is big enough for business to grow.
I love my 6 children. 1 son, 4 daughters and 1 total orphan under our family care.
Felix wants to become entrepreneur
Eileen wants to become tour guide
Paula wants to become doctor
Pauline wants to become doctor
Michelle wants to become entrepreneur
Alex wants to become engineer
Help fund my business shortfall
I am considering upgrading my food and beverage café in downtown Mombasa because there are currently no such cafes there with good facilities, variety of food stuffs and beverages options
On December 2014 I opened MUN CAFÉ which sales food stuffs and beverages near Moi Avenue, Mombasa. However, things have never been harder.
As government upgraded roads, railway while landlords upgraded their houses have led to rise on town standards. It’s extremely harder for me to maintain customers because of lack of better furfures, variety of food stuffs and beverages options.
I am staying positive and knowing that I will get through this. However, I have a plan. I have had food and beverage cafe designer in and plan to revamp the cafe to include additional good furniture, variety of cheap food stuffs and beverages that customers always ask from us.
The good thing is that good location of the room gives us platform for at least 80% increase in customer base and we are also going to have more hours at night than before!
This has all cost money and we've fallen short equivalent of $500. This is needed to cover
1) Furniture $ 150 to enable us retain previous customers and attract more
2) Utensils $ 50 to enable us prepare and keep variety of food and beverages our customers always ask from us
3) Food Stuffs $ 150 for customers to have variety of food stuff options they always ask from us, retain previous customers and attract new ones
4) Beverages $ 150 for customers to have variety of beverages options they always ask from us, retain previous customers and attract new ones
We have searched everywhere but cannot raise this $ 500. That's why we're reaching out to you.
Once this month is over, with the new changes we've implement, we will get back on traffic. My customers and I have told all the local people about our new services, affordable prices, food, beverages and 99% seem very interested and glad.
Please help us get through the next month and we'll be forever grateful.
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for giving whatever you can to help me get through this difficult time.
My restaurant uses its profits to buy school supplies for 1 less privileged children. This project has not been successful since the beginning of 2017.
Mrs. Evalyne Kirui