More people are embracing the idea of foregoing that long trip to the office and opting to run their businesses from the comforts of their homes, writes NJOKI CHEGE
The idea of working from home will probably cross your mind only on that lazy Monday morning when you don’t feel like waking up. But did you know that working from home is possible and actually beneficial?
Besides saving yourself the long trips to and from the office, you get to have more time in your hands and your mind is more settled, because of that peaceful home environment.
Eve Woman sought three women who run successful businesses and organisations from the comfort of their homes.
MARY TERESA OTUKA Former trained cateress, now businesswoman
“Four years ago, I fell sick and I wasn’t able to go back to work. On doctor’s orders, I had to exclusively eat chicken, and therefore I started rearing them in my house. Initially, I reared the chicken for my own consumption but before long, my friends started buying them from me. Now, I have a fully-fledged chicken business in my backyard!
For me, operating this business from home has saved me the hassle of travelling to and from the office on a daily basis. Second, and most important, I have more time with my family. In my former job as a hotelier, I would work from 8am to 10pm and arrive home late after my family has retired to bed. The job was demanding and I was away from home for long periods.
Today, I find myself more involved in my family’s affairs; I cook their meals, take care of them, and work at the same time. Working from home has given me the freedom to plan my time, be with my family and I have come to discover the endless opportunities I had initially missed.
Women need to realise that not having a job does not necessarily mean that you should resign yourself to desperation. You can make money, even from home.”
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