Mary Nyambura Kamau is a hardworking entrepreneur from Mombasa, Kenya who manages a small snack store for the past two years to earn a living. She sells a wide variety of snacks and beverages at her business, and although her store is on a busy street, she has struggled to generate enough income to invest in her store’s growth. Mary was determined to improve her business so she could better provide for herself and save for her future, but she didn’t have the capital she needed.
Mary found the solution to her business troubles when her friend encouraged her to join Opportunity International. She received valuable financial training and a loan, which she used to purchase a wider variety of snacks and drinks in bulk for her store. By expanding her selection of goods, Mary has been able to attract new customers to her business, meet more of her neighbors’ needs and drive more sales than ever before. Mary is proud to say that her profits have tripled, and she can now save for her future. She has dreams of opening her own bakery, purchasing a plot of land where she can built rental houses for additional income, supporting the educations of orphans in her village and marrying her fiancé—dreams she is confident she will be able to achieve thanks to her thriving business and the support of Opportunity.