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Polycarp: Mombasa Entrepreneur Making Ksh 6,000 Profits Daily From Selling Boiled Eggs, Smokies

Polycarp is an entrepreneur who has been in the smokie and boiled eggs business for the past four years.

He ventured into the business after discovering that the idea of being employed could not work for him.

The entrepreneur started by selling peanuts which helped him raise capital to start the smokies and boiled eggs business.

Here is his story as told by WoK.

Before making a decision to venture into entrepreneurship, Polycarp was employed and he would work for long hours with little pay.

He noted that the idea of working by himself was inspired by his past experience as a casual labourer.

“We started working at 7: 30 am until 8 in the evening and got paid Ksh 300. When I was given the money, I did not know what to do with it

“Ever since I decided never to get employed by anyone,” he said.

It was then when he used his savings to buy peanuts which he would later sell and start the smokies business with proceeds from the peanuts business.

He, however, noted that the business is challenging sometimes as some customers might be disrespectful.

Other challenges include the high cost of products which reduce their profits margin.

“We are buying a crate of eggs at Ksh 400-450 which is too high. What I can ask the government is to bring down the cost of eggs so that business people can get something,” Polycarp said.

Polycarp has employed three who have trolleys parked in strategic locations while he hawks the eggs in a transparent buckets.

The trolleys in Marikiti, Mwembe Tayari and Bondeni have eggs, sausages and smokies on display.

He makes at least Ksh 6,000 in profits daily.

“Never expect the government to bring opportunities to your doorstep, wake up and look for something to do. There are opportunities, it’s just that you don’t want to explore them,” he added.