Best profitable business to start in Machakos with little capital


There are plenty of businesses to start in Machakos which can make you a millionaire. We pick only the most profitable businesses which you can start with little capital. The amount can be as little as Ksh 1,000.

  • Water refilling business

In Machakos rain is not sufficient, people don’t harvest enough rain water. Starting a water refilling business will be extremely profitable. You need a capital of Ksh 400,000 to Ksh 1.5 million.

  • Bodaboda

Another booming business in Machakos is bodaboda.It requires a capital of Ksh 60,000 to Ksh 120,000.You will be making a profit of Ksh 500 to ksh3, 000 daily from a single bodaboda.

  • Smartphone repair business

There is also opportunity for smartphone repair business. You only require basic skills on how to repair a smartphone…and of course capital of Ksh 20,000 to Ksh 50,000 for setting up the business.

You will be making a profit of more than Ksh 1,000 daily.

  • Grocery shop

Most people don’t grow vegetables and fruits in Machakos because the weather is not favourable, they buy. Grocery shop business is very profitable. The good thing about this business is that it’s easy to start and also not capital intensive. You need as low as Ksh 10,000 to start.

Grocery is profitable, with a stock of Ksh10, 000, you are assured of daily profits of above Ksh1, 000.

  • Chemist

The hospitals in Machakos are not enough for the population, some of them are very expensive. For those who have qualifications in nursing or pharmacy, Machakos is one of the best places to set a chemist shop.

The population is big enough to generate decent profits.

  • MPESA and bank agency business

Though people say that MPESA is flooded, I can still see there are opportunities for the same in Machakos. The beauty of MPESA shop is that it doesn’t take time to start generating profits. With a capital of Ksh 80,000 to Ksh150,000 you are ready to go.

  • Wines and Spirits shop

Nowadays Machakos is like the hub of drinkers, many people take alcohol. Wines and spirits shops are making crazy profits.

Once you acquire licences, stocking wines and spirits shop isn’t expensive. You need an average of Ksh 150,000 to set up wines and spirits shop in Machakos. House rent is between Ksh 7,000 and Ksh 15,000 per month.

Wines and spirits will generate a profit of Ksh 1,000 to Ksh 15,000 per day.

  • Gas refilling business

Look for a capital of Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 100,000 and start gas refilling business. It will be the best business in Machakos. You won’t regret starting the business.

  • Milk ATM

Most people in Machakos don’t keep cows, they rely on milk from shops. Milk ATM will be ideal in the town because it will server almost everyone.The capital required is Ksh 50,000 to Ksh 70,000.You need a licence from the county and ministry of health.

  • Sell cereals

Start selling cereals like maize, beans ,waru,sweet potatoes etc.They are also very profitable .You can start with a capital of Ksh10,000.

  • Mitumba business

People in Machakos don’t buy those expensive Turkey dresses, they don’t buy from boutique, buy mitumba clothes. With a capital of Ksh 15,000 to Ksh20, 000, you are ready to start the business.

  • Sell samosa,sausages,smokies ,boiled eggs or roasted maize

Set up business of selling samosa,smokies,sausages,boiled eggs and roasted maize. This business is highly underrated but very profitable.You will make over Ksh 1,000 per day.


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