List of businesses you can start with Ksh500 in Kenya


There are several businesses you can start in Kenya with Ksh 500.Some of them can easily make you a millionaire. If you know how to manage business and how to be patient until it succeeds, you can start with any amount of money. Below are some of the businesses to start with Ksh500 in Kenya:

  • Selling boiled eggs

With Ksh 500 you can buy at least 50 eggs, boil them and sell each at Ksh 20.You will make over Ksh 150 as a profit.

  • Start a YouTube channel

To start a YouTube channel is free but you need internet in order to take videos and upload to your channel. With Ksh 500, you are free to go.

  • Sell mandazi and chapati in your estate

Buy baking flour and cooking oil, cook chapati and sell them in the estate. You need a capital of Ksh 500 and below.

  • Sell samosa and sausage

You can also hawk Samosa and sausage within the estate. The cost of starting this business range between Ksh300 and Ksh1000.

  • Sell githeri

Construction sites and crowded estates is where people consume githeri a lot.Buy fresh maize and beans, cook and start selling githeri in your area.

  • Operate a salon from home

If you have a spacious room, start home salon. At first you may not need a license or equipment for blow dry. You can even start a home salon for free.

  • Manicure & pedicure

Manicure & Pedicure is also another profitable business to start with Ksh500 only. Move from one place to another especially where there are women and do manicure & manicure.

  • Buy and sell kienjeji vegetables

Go to places like Gikomba and buy Kienyeji vegetables, then sell to your estate neighbours.You can incorporate Sukuma wiki.

  • Buy and sell fresh milk

If you are within the village, start the business of buying and selling fresh milk.You will buy a litre of milk at Ksh50 and sell the same for Ksh 60.

  • Sell coffee

Nairobi is one area you can hawk hot coffee in streets. Just buy coffee and milk, cook and start hawking. It will cost you less than Ksh500 to start the business.

  • Start roasting maize

Roast maize beside the road and make money. This is one of the cheapest businesses to start in Kenya. You only need a jiko and fresh maize.

  • Hawking in the streets

There are plenty of things to hawk in the streets, such as bottled water, groundnuts, biscuits and sweets. You need a capital of Ksh500 to Ksh 2000.


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