Starting a Cereals Shop with Ksh 200,000 in Kenya


Do you know you can start cereals business for Ksh 200,000 only? We will provide the list of items you need in order to set up the shop.

List of items needed

  • Rent & Deposit – Ksh 30,000
  • Wooden pallets, shelves and chairs – Ksh 10,000
  • Weighing scale (ratili) – Ksh 5,000
  • Digital weighing scale – Ksh 10,000
  • Cereals Stock – Ksh 120,000
  • Packaging bags, measuring containers, padlocks etc – Ksh 5,000     
  • Business Permit – Ksh 5,000
  • Shop name – Ksh 5,000      
  • Miscellaneous – Ksh 10,000

Best place to start cereals business

Cereals business will generate decent profits in towns and cities where farming is minimally practiced. The best places to start the business include:

  1. Nairobi
  2. Mombasa
  3. Kisumu
  4. Machakos
  5. Kitui
  6. Makueni
  7. Thika

Cereals business profits

The profits vary depending on location. If you set up the business in Nairobi, you will make Ksh 2,000 to Ksh 8,000 per day. We encourage you to set up the business in high human concentrated areas like Kayole, Pipeline, Githurai, Rongai and Kawangware.

In Nairobi, you will make Ksh 2,000 to Ksh 5,000 profits per day. This means that in a month, you will make Ksh 60,000 to Ksh 150,000.

Rent in Nairobi is Ksh 7,000 to Ksh 15,000 per month. You will also pay licence for Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 15,000. Even if the monthly profit is Ksh 60,000, you will take home over Ksh 40,000 monthly.

One of our readers operate cereals business in Nairobi’s Pipeline estate. She told us that she makes Ksh 3,000 on a bad day.She buys cereals from Kisii and Eldoret.She also sells eggs and Uji Power in her shop.She started the business of Uji Power in 2022 and it’s one of the most profitable items in her shop.

When I was starting business,Cereals business is one I was thinking about.This is business with less challenges.But I ended up starting a small hardware shop which has now grown to generate over Ksh 10k per day.


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