Many people aim for well paying white collar job in Kenya, forgetting that “Profits are better than wages. Wages makes you a living but profits make you a fortune” Jim Rohn. Benjamin a mzungu who was working in Dubai proved that in Kenya there are lucrative businesses opportunities such as selling second-hand clothes.
Mtumba business is actually among the top profitable business in Kenya. One can start with a capital of as little as 3k and end up earning a lot of profit.
Benjamin Gsell has gotten a chance to make investments in selling mtumba in Gikomba market. He said that he was inspired when he visited Kenya last year and saw the prolific secondhand clothes along the streets.
Benjamin Gsell was amazed and decided to take advantage of the profitable opportunity. He told the standard that “Enyewe kazi ni Kazi”, In September the same year he decided to quit his well-paying job in Dubai.
Benjamin Gsell now owns three shops in the Gikomba market and most of his containers, he claimed are offloaded in Dolholm.
Benjamin said that his second-hand bales are sorted from the United Kingdom and transported to Mombasa through a Ship, and from there the stock is taken to Nairobi through SGR. Benjamin said that primarily they used to sort clothes from other regions but to maintain the quality they now only import from the United Kingdom.
They classify their second-hand garments to ensure consistent quality. The ambitious entrepreneur adds that they are constructing their factory in Romania that will provide the Second-hand clothes of high quality.