The game changer.


My name is Peter and in the street they call me Zagah. This is where i work. I usually charge the cord bike and this bicycles… As I said this is where I work and i started this business in 2015 . In 2015, I started with three bicycles. I had saved for a while before I started with the three bicycles. This was after I was inspired by a group in Muungano that was teaching members how to save. I used the skills I acquired to save Ksh. 2,500 and I bought two bicycles from the pawnshop. And I gradually continued to save as I bought more bicycles. I face a lot of challenges in this business. The first challenge is theft. For example, when I open the business in the morning all the bikes are there but when the evening approaches, as I wind-up I’d find like two bicycles are missing. Second challenge, sometime you will find the kids are in school, during the school day the business is low. But on weekends the business does well. But actually the main challenge is theft. Through savings I have been able to buy more bicycles and presently I have 70 bicycles. I also have 2 cord bikes in the business. One is here and the another one is in Eastleigh. Around 20 bicycles in Eastleigh. Generally, I have 70 bicycles here and 20 in Eastleigh. I also have bouncing castle that is normally used in events. I also have a play station business in John Saga for the kids where they play when they are not in a position to ride bicycles. In terms of employee I’d say I have 7 employees who are youths like myself hence they are able to get job opportunities that keeps them away from idleness. Am in a saving group in Kambi moto called KYAK (Kambimoto youth and kids). I work with them and it’s a good group that gives motivation to youths like me to save. Also being in a group gives you an opportunity to easily access information from the government. To all the youths in Kenya I would like to advice if you have something small you can invest into something big. For example, I started with KSh. 2,500 and now I have grown even though am not yet there I believe I have grown. So to the youths in Kenya and rest of the countries I’d tell you to have a positive mind set, don’t wait for the government, just work hard as you are and let the government support you as you progress.

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