When first class Risper Kerubo graduated from Kenyatta University with honors in Healthcare Administration in 2015, she envisioned a future filled with exciting administrative positions in healthcare.
Wanting to pursue her promising career like any other graduate, she started looking for her place of employment with great hope, but after months then years passed without any hope of job, she was disappointed.
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As the realities of the job market unfolded, Risper began looking for alternative ways to earn her living. Luckily enough she was from native areas of Kisii, where she had seen her relative succeed selling bananas and avocados from the area to Nairobi.
Intrigued by the idea, she diligently ventured into the business on year later .
Risper took a leap of faith and determination with new insights into the craft and opened a small shop in Nairobi’s bustling Imara Daima estate.
Little did she know that this decision would be her daily life for the longest.
She disclosed how initially she struggled to balance her academic performance with her new role as a fruit vendor.
Still, she persevered and worked tirelessly to make her business a success.
Every day she now sells almost two bags of up to 90kg bananas and avocados, and all costs such as transportation, capital and employee salaries, she earns remains with at least 1,000 shillings per day net profit.
After his story spread quickly and later found her a new job at her government agency, she asked that had requested to employ her to offer the job to thousands of alumni who were struggling just like her.
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