Ever thought your hustle could be a launchpad to making you a millionaire?
That’s how Lilian Kemunto also known as Kiki, rose from humble beginnings to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Born and raised in Kisii , Kemunto attended the University of Nairobi to pursue a teaching course. It is here that she started the hustle of selling bed sheets, towels and duvets to be able to get money for her daily upkeep as the HELB loan she was getting, was not enough for her subsistence.
After her graduation, she got married and migrated to Mombasa to join her husband. She continued with the business but now started aggressively selling online over facebook.
Her determination eventually paid off and she started getting orders even from other foreign countries. This birthed an idea of launching an online shop where she could sell household items and that’s how Kiki’s mall was born.
Having successfully created a thriving business, she embarked on putting her teaching skills to use.
She did extensive research and identified a gap in the education industry that parents in Mombasa were looking for a value based school that offered an international curriculum but was not overpriced.
She took the money that she had saved from selling the bed sheets, leased some premise and started her first school.