You find our Mwingi shops everywhere in the Maasai Mara and Magadi regions, and soon we will be growing to other areas as well. Our shops are always centrally located in the community, they are always nicely painted and branded, so our customers can recognize them from far away. All shops are equipped with solar, lighting, a PoS system, shelving, security, sufficient storage space.
Below you find some of our shops with some images so you can see for yourself how Mwingi makes a difference.
Dorobo – Narok North East
Dorobo was MWINGI’s first Franchise Shop. It is 130 km away from Nairobi, which is a drive of 4 to 5 hours due to the challenging road conditions. Dorobo lies in the middle of farming and grass land. There are no tarmac roads, no fluent water and no electricity – just a few houses. This is the kind of area MWINGI wants to serve – the real “last mile” where people suffer from not being connected to any established supply chain. The village itself is very small, but people come from far to buy essential goods which are often sold out in the whole area.
Sankale – Narok North East
Sankale is 10 km away from Dorobo. Also here people live from farming. They have so little money, that they buy their maize meal and other goods on a daily basis. In average they spend one dollar a day with us. They love that now they have a shop in their village which is always stocked and that they don’t have to walk long distances just to buy the few products they need. Most other shops in the area often close because the owners don’t have the working capital to buy stock and to pay for the expensive transport from the next center which is far away.
Olkiramatian – Ngurumani, Magadi
On the contrary to Narok North East, our shops in Kajiado lie in areas where the weather is very hot with little rain. Here people live mainly from their cattle.
Olkiramatian is a very small village, even smaller than the villages in Narok North East. Only a few people live here. But our shop is located directly at the market place and once in a week hundreds of people meet here for trading. When they saw the shop the first time, they couldn’t believe it. “Are you a real supermarket?” they asked because they never imagined that such a shop would open in their area.