Anab Diriye Hassan, a mother of five and sole breadwinner for her family, has lived in Dadaab for the past 20 years. Dadaab is a semi-arid town in Garissa County, Kenya. It is the site of a UNHCR base hosting 218,873 registered refugees and asylum seekers in three camps as of July 2020, according to the UNHCR.
Since 2016, Anab has been running a small grocery business in Dadaab. She sold different types of fruits and fresh vegetables, providing a valuable service to her community. When she started her business, she had very little capital to work with – just 10,000 Kenyan shillings (roughly $100 USD at that time). She was also less skilled on how to run a successful business. But through determination, hard work and enrollment in our Entrepreneurship Training Program, she was able to acquire the skills to run a thriving business.
In January 2022, Anab enrolled in the Inkomoko entrepreneurship training program to grow her skills on ways to run and sustain her business.
Through the program, she has learned key aspects of business development, including proper record keeping techniques, customer relations, and efficient supply chain management. These skills have helped her to grow her business and make it more successful. Thanks to the program, she now has a better understanding of how to run her business and is better equipped to deal with challenges that may arise.
“The program provided me with the tools, resources, and support I needed to take my business to the next level. The team at Inkomoko is very knowledgeable and always available to answer any questions or concerns I have.” Anab said.
The Inkomoko entrepreneurship training program has had a positive impact on Anab and her business. Thanks to the program, she has been able to grow her business and make it more successful.
Since receiving investment capital from Inkomoko, she has been able to expand her business, increase her vegetables and fruits supplies to organizations and other small businesses in the town, and employ one person to help with the daily running of the business. She is now able to comfortably take care of her family and is contributing to the economic growth of her community.