My name is Josephine and am 33 years old.I would like to narrate, briefly, how I made Sh 10 million by selling clothes I imported from Dubai.
In 2009, I remember very well I used to work at KCB bank as a teller. I had worked at the bank for 6 years and contented with the Sh 45,000 I was being paid.
Life then was normal but I was not so comfortable because of pressure working as a cashier in a busy bank.
One day, a lady approached the Operations Manager over lunch hour and enquired whether she could sell clothes for us. The manager gave her an okay. During the process, I remember vividly the lady collecting Sh 10,000 in less than one hours. That was the time stress hit me like a truck. I hurriedly followed her to enquire about the business.
The following week we were in a meeting at a restaurant in Nairobi where she explained how the business is conducted. She told me in a good day she could make up to Ksh 50,000.
To confirm what she was saying was true, she told me to accompany her one day, and indeed I confirmed she made the amount she was saying. The lady has a boutique in Westlands Nairobi and when she is not in the boutiques, she walks around busy offices selling the clothes.
I was inspired, at the same time intimidated, by what she was doing.
Two months later, I took a loan of Sh 600,000 and embarked on a journey to Dubai with the lady.he directed me to one of her customers who was selling women clothes in bulky. To my surprise, one skirt was valued at Sh 100 in Dubai but when it arrived in Kenya we could sell it at Sh 1,200.
After spending the Sh 600,000 on buying clothes and on air ticket, I decided to try my first luck. To my surprise, I cleared the stock in 2 weeks and managed to make Sh 1.5 million.
After realizing I was wasting time as a cashier, I resigned and ventured into business full time.
Today, after 6 years, I have managed to make Sh 10 million from the business. I am a happy woman.