Boda boda business has been ranked as a fast growing business which has seen most youth opt to go for it rather than wait for white collar jobs which are hard to come by.
Bonfas is a young man who opted to venture into Boda boda business in order to fend for his young family. He used to save a small percentage of the commission he received on a daily basis after renting a motorbike from a friend. He paid him on a daily basis for 2 years.
He joined the bank in 2017 and managed to save for a while. He later applied for an asset finance loan from Century after which the bank bought him his first motorbike. Special credits to Bungoma branch for having identified him. The client who is currently championing the bank brand in his hometown and has since acted as an inspiration source to his fellow youths and boda boda riders to live their dreams.
“Long live century Bank, you have made me proud. My dream is to have at least four motorbikes, 4 more bulls, a permanent house then sit back, relax and retire in the next 3 years but have my daily bread without sweating anymore’’.
Meshack is a living testimony that all dreams are valid. Century believed in him and held his hand throughout the business growth. The client has been able to diverse his income sources where he now supplies LPG gas within Kagio town and also operates a bodaboda.
Taxi business is his main source of livelihood. He operates his business using and online taxi platform known as Uber.
George joined Century Bank in 2016. He was initially employed as taxi driver operating under online platform, Westlands being his major area of operation. Century Bank financed him the 2 Taxi cabs he currently owns. This has helped him boost his income sources through which his business has thrived.
‘’A walk into century microfinance validated my dreams as a young entrepreneur. I always wanted to create employment for others. I can testify that the journey has been worthwhile’’.
He started the business in 2001 and has gradually grown his business to where it is now. The business started out mostly as a meat den where he only offered beef and pork products but later he diversified to include other meals. His major challenge was mainly how to cater for his staff salaries. He has employed more than 60 staffs.
With a wide range of financial services and products such as Overdrafts and salary processing, Ezekiel found century bank to be the most ideal financial partner to solve his needs. This has since boosted his cash flows and thus reduced his cost of operations. His staffs are a happy lot since they are paid on time and that he is able to access funds whenever in need. By this, he has managed to open 1 club known as PORKERS CLUB in Kitengela town.
Through clients like Ezekiel, the bank continues to thrive on its mission statement…’’To provide customer centric financial solutions’’.