John Maina Mwai was able to overcome challenging odds of poverty and unemployment, and become a businessman and homeowner, one step at a time, supported by his SACCO.
John was unemployed until he learned that Nanyuki Boda Boda (NABOSA) could help to finance a loan for him to invest in a motorcycle. This was all that John needed to launch his business as a boda boda motortaxi driver. John was good at his trade, and with time, he paid off his loan and bought a second motorbike, expanding his business and offering employment to another driver. John had another dream to have a place to call his own. With the support of NABOSA, John and his family were able to move out of their rental property and into a 3-bedroom home.
Through NABOSA, we own our own house and also this plot (of land). We even have a kitchen garden, John glowed. At present, John has left the motorbike behind, upgrading his taxi services with the purchase of a full-sized vehicle. He now serves as a taxi driver, which offers him greater security and peace of mind in his profession. John’s hard work and entrepreneurial spirit yielded significant quality of life improvements for his family. His cooperative was there to facilitate his dreams and connect him to the resources that could catalyze these positive life changes.