Delta Ice Drinking Water
Delta Ice Drinking Water – A case of seizing Opportunities
In 2011 while still a student at Mt. Kenya University-Mombasa Campus, Janet signed up for EPTF entrepreneurship training. “During the training, I learned that there are opportunities in business and partnered with my friend in starting a cereal business.” Notes Janet. However, as a result of time constraints, she left the business to her partner in order to concentrate on her studies. After graduating in 2013, she ventured into poultry business at her rural home in Makueni. Due to lack of experience in poultry farming, her business failed.
EPTF introduced a formal business mentors training program in 2013, where each mentor was linked to an existing small business to guide and nurture the entrepreneur along the way. Janet was linked to Grace Mahinda, whom she refers to as a friend. “I learned to be persistent and keep hope alive in this business.” She said. Janet has now expanded her business to include photocopying and snacks as it is located in the same building with Machakos University-Mlolongo campus. Her monthly business turnover has increased by 60% since the mentoring relationship. “Grace has enhanced my marketing, networking, customer care and record keeping skills.” She added. She is more focused and plans to start her own water processing and packaging plant this year. Janet has one employee and is glad to have created an employment opportunity.
Even though Janet is of a calm and laid-back demeanor, she has the fire and determination to succeed in business. Of EPTF, she says they have kept her on toes and given her a mentor, a big boost and advantage in her business. “I also supply EPTF Nairobi office with drinking water.” She added.