Youth Reporter Agnella recently finished her placement volunteering with ICS. Whilst on placement, Angella met Stella, a young
Tabu Stella is a 22-year-old girl who defined all odd to bravely to start a business amidst being a laughing stock in her village of Kitimbwa. After school, she
Stella who is the 5th of 6 children decided to start a confectionery shop at the age of 18 after her mother passed away. She dropped her previous job in Kayunga due to insufficient pay and decided to move back to Kitimbwa.
â€œI was always shy to run my business because people used to laugh at me believing that I had wasted my parent’s money by going to school since I wasn’t doing what I had studied to do.”
On January 4th 2016 Stella opened her buisness with help from her family. Her foster money gave her some money, her brother donated a fridge for the shop and her foster father gifted her a table. With this
Stella the sole proprietor of confectionery.
With the money from her foster mother , Stella bought a crate of soda, 1 box of water, and ingredients to make â€˜kaveera passion fruit juice’, â€˜kaveera pineapple juice’ and the â€˜kaveera water’.
â€œCustomer care is key in this kind of business if you want to attract more customers compared to other people trying to sell these kinds of things,â€
â€œIn order to see the business to grow to what it is now, I had to reinvest every single shilling I got in the business.” In 5 to 10 years from now, Stella wants to open the first big supermarket in Kitimbwa.
Stella in her shop