There is always a norm that once you fail in school you will end up not been financially succesful but for Salome Chepkemoi Despite getting a D grade in her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams she ended up becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Chepkemoi’s story began during her high school years when she became pregnant in Form Two.
The situation became even more challenging when her father rejected her.
Undeterred, she persevered and completed her secondary education, sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams in 2012, where she scored a D.
At this point, the future might have seemed bleak for Chepkemoi. However, she refused to succumb to the circumstances and instead embraced the world of hustling.
At the age of 27, she left her parents’ home and secured a job in a boutique. This opportunity not only provided her with a source of income but also equipped her with valuable business skills.
While working in the boutique, Chepkemoi seized the chance to learn and develop herself. Eventually, she decided to take a bold step into entrepreneurship by opening her own boutique.
This leap of faith proved successful, and she soon found herself on a trajectory of growth and expansion.
The turning point in Chepkemoi’s entrepreneurial journey came when a friend offered her the opportunity to take over a company she had been running but needed to leave due to relocation.
Without hesitation, Chepkemoi accepted the challenge, paying a goodwill amount to assume ownership. She not only sustained the business but also managed to establish a second branch, showcasing her acumen in business management.
Diversification became a key theme in Chepkemoi’s success story. Venturing into chicken farming, she carved a niche for herself in the market by selling wholesale eggs in Eldoret and its environs.
This move not only demonstrated her adaptability but also ensured a stable income stream from multiple sources.
Today, Salome Chepkemoi is not only a successful entrepreneur but also a homeowner and driver.