I am a supporter of females.I want women to succeed.Increasingly a lot of the businesses I buy items from are women owned and if they are muslim and/or mothers it makes me very happy.
Many people are starting small businesses especially young ladies.It seems everyone has a small business or is thinking of starting one.Most of these businesses challenge me because they are owned by people in their early twenties.Young people with big dreams doing big things.Some have even left full time employment to focus on their businesses!
I buy from small businesses as much as I can and these five are ones that I love and would recommend any day.
Moderne is a tailoring business that is co-owned by two sisters.They make beautiful custom dresses,skirts,kimonos and palazzo pants.Basically modest clothing targeting the muslimahs.Their dresses are very beautiful and sell out pretty first.I am a huge fan and a lot of my dresses are from them.
Ibtisam is the official girl boss she has big marketing job and makes really good bags.I have gotten so many compliments since I got her tote bag.The bag is quite functional and so very pretty.She makes a wide range of bags.Check her page out you are sure to get something to suit what you are looking for.
Are you interested in getting books and crafts materials? Elimu box is the place to do this.The lady that runs it is so friendly and so efficient,she does same day deliveries.From them I have bought books, pom poms and googly eyes.Neema is so friendly that she even gives you ideas on how to use the craft materials based on the age of your child.
Lactacare is a business that is so close to my heart.Their lactation tea and cookies worked so well for me.The first time I used them I woke up having leaked milk mpaka the bed was proper wet.Their cookies are so delicious sometimes I miss them.If you are breastfeeding and struggling with supply try them.You will not regret.
Little Muslims Bookshelf
This business has so many muslim books for children.If you are a mum and want to read Islam story books and introduce duas to your little ones this page has it all.I buy stories from the Quran from them.My intention is to have all of the books in this series in due time.The lady that runs gives good advice on what books to get first based on what you want to achieve from the books.They do same day deliveries within Nairobi.
What small businesses do you recommend and why?