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Businesses you can start with less than Ksh. 5,000 and make huge profits

With so many people grumbling about the high unemployment rate and weak economic growth, many Kenyans are resorting to entrepreneurship to meet the demand for basic human needs.

People often say that starting a business costs a lot of money, but it doesn't have to. All it takes is an idea and a resourceful mind. Here's a list of things you can do with Kshs5,000.

1. Making homemade bread jam with strawberry

You'll need strawberries, sugar, and lemons for this recipe. A sufuria (pot), mwiko (wooden stick), and some plastic containers for packaging are also required.

One kilogram of strawberries yields approximately 6 250-gram jam cans. YouTube has instructional videos on how to make homemade jam.

You can afterwards selling the strawberry jam door to door and make huge amounts of profits.

2. Selling wallpapers

Have you ever moved into a house and wanted to repaint but couldn't because your landlord or your budget wouldn't allow it? You're not alone, and here's how to use that to your advantage.

Consider purchasing a low-cost wallpaper of your choice from a décor store. Better still, why not buy one for as little as Kshs1,800 and resell it to a friend for a profit?

3. Selling coffee

This is a business that many people may scorn, but it pays off handsomely. A 5-litre coffee thermos holds 33 150ml coffee cups. You'll make Ksh330 every flask if you sell each cup for Ksh10.

That's however allot of money as far as the current economy is concerned. You can sell 10 flasks of coffee in a day and that will be Ksh. 3300 per day.

4. Daycare

Do you have a job yet live in an area with a lot of kids? This could be a fantastic time to convert your home into a daycare center for your neighbors who have a busy job schedule and a lot of parenting to do.

Toys and lunches would be included in the costs. When it comes to toys, it's crucial to be creative with what you have on hand.

5. Making and selling beads

Well to start this business beads are required. At Nairobi's Kariakor Market, a kilogram of beads costs Ksh370. If each bracelet was sold at Ksh100, you'd only need to sell four to break even. Every additional bracelet sold would be profit for you.

You can opt into this business and make yourself a tonne of profits selling the beads each day.

6. Become a clown

If everything else fails, consider becoming a clown or mascot for parties, events, or public gatherings.

A mascot costume costs Ksh2500, and you may rent it out for Ksh3000 per day at events. You won't regret this clown business though.

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