Ten years ago, Edith wrote down her business goal on a sheet of paper. “I want to run my own cafeteria.”
After completing the business lessons from Mentors International, she started her entrepreneur journey with a small $200 loan. She began selling snacks from her home and as a street vendor. In the beginning, she was making about $75 a month.
Ten years later, after many mentoring visits and several micro-loans, which have all been paid back, Edith accomplished her dream and opened her cafeteria.
Edith shared with us “I call my cafeteria a blessing. We finally bought it. God allowed me the opportunity to purchase the right to work here. I am very excited and trying to use all the business principles I have been taught in full. Thank you very much Mentors International for helping me with good advice, mentoring, training, and financing. You were always there for me.”
Edith’s income has greatly improved and TODAY she makes about $1,350 a month. She has created jobs and provides a steady income for three additional people.
She has added on to her home building new bedrooms. She has installed ceramic tiles throughout her home.
She is very proud of her daughters graduating from high school. Today they are currently studying at university.