Top 50 Businesses to Start With 20k in Kenya: Cereals, Mitumba, Poultry Farming & Fast Food

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Soaring inflation and high unemployment rates are pushing a majority of Kenyans to the economic limits. Luckily, we have compiled a list of businesses to start with 20k in Kenya.

While farming and mitumba bales are lucrative, there are even more money-minting opportunities.

Top 50 Businesses to Start with 20k in Kenya

Entrepreneurs can make a fortune with minimal resources as long as an idea meets an opportunity.

The returns are only faster with the starting capital at hand. What business can I start with 20k in Kenya?

1. Selling mitumba clothes at retail and wholesale

Second-hand clothes alias mitumba is a booming venture in the country.

The business is highly profitable with returns exceeding 100% on a fair day. Luckily, you can invest for as low as Ksh. 2,000 and then scale up the financial pool.

2. Cereal shop with staples

Maize, rice, and beans are timeless staples for a sustainable income.

The cereal business is not only profitable but also a low-risk startup.

3. Farming high-demand crops

Farming can be a lucrative business, but it is nothing close to overnight success!

You can farm among other crops maize, dhania, and vegetables.

4. Open a grocery shop

Populated areas are ideal for starting and running a successful grocery business.

Common supplies include vegetables, tomatoes, onions, spices, and cereals.

5. Computer and phone repair shop

Kenya brags about 65.4 million SIM subscribers suggesting several mobile phone owners.

Increasing smartphone and laptop users presents a ready market for skilled technicians to earn a living.

List of top businesses to start with 20k in Kenya

  1. Become a social media consultant
  2. Become a virtual event planner
  3. Build an audience you can monetize
  4. Create a membership program
  5. Start an online fashion boutique
  6. Create digital products or online courses
  7. Design and sell print-on-demand t-shirts
  8. Housesitting and pet sitting
  9. Invest in vending machines
  10. Join an affiliate marketing program
  11. Launch a book
  12. Operating a salon/ barbershop
  13. Phone accessories
  14. Poultry farming
  15. Printing and photocopying
  16. Sell services to customers
  17. Handcrafted and homemade goods
  18. Print-on-demand posters and cards
  19. Sell your photography
  20. Selling baby diapers
  21. Vending fruits and vegetables
  22. Selling Ladies’ bags
  23. Beauty business
  24. Charitable business
  25. Drop shipping business
  26. Landscaping business
  27. Movie shop
  28. Pet business
  29. Online coffee shop
  30. Test app development

Niches that align with passion are often preferable.

Some ideas in our list of top businesses to start with 20k in Kenya are handy regardless of starting capital. Opening a business of your dreams could be easier than you think!

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