Lessons gained from failing and starting one business to another

When Esther started the Entrepreneurship journey she did not think it would be that hard. She  closed a second hand clothes business after just 6 months in operation followed also by closing a restaurant after just 3 months in operations She took a break and became a house wife after she gave up. A friend of her encouraged her to attend business skills training that was conducted by EPTF was so powerful that she gathered enough courage to star another business. She bought a runner down school with 19 pupils, in 58, an informal settlement in Nakuru.


With continuous mentoring and applying the skills and tenets she got from the training she has been able to increase the children enrollment to 38 is just after 6 months. She is planning that by the end of the year, the number of pupils to be about 50 and to increase the teachers to four. She believes, the school will hit a break through ten though currently struggling with rent and late payments of school fee by parents.

She believes in collaboration and constantly talking to parents, is a surest way of ensuring safety of kids as well as assuring parents that all is all well with their children. She is still on her path to greatness and this time she is aiming for the long haul.

Esther believes that tenacity and constantly being innovative would go a long way to strengthen her school business. She plans to buy a school bus by the end of next year so as to ensure the pupils reach to school on time. She was grateful to the EPTF team for enabling her to believe in herself and start again with lessons that have assisted her to climb on the ladder one step at a time.