After a hard day’s hustle, and errands – what’s the first thing you do when you get into your house?
Kick off the irksome heels?
Flop on the stained coach and switch on the thumping music system?
Unclip tight clothing to free long-suffering appendages?
There’s no place like home. This is your personal space – you can be you.
It matters not if it’s a sprawling estate on endless acreage fraught with servants, or, a tiny, cramped, windowless box in a maze of floors and staircases somewhere in the city.
This is home, and there’s nowhere else the heart would rather be. And, these are just urban rentals. The homeowners are usually on another, higher level.
Have you seen how hard faces and hearts melt into emotional mirages when discussing the journey to building the first home?
The first home is often a rewarding culmination of an intense journey of endless personal sacrifice, sweat, blood and tears. The patience and inner drive needed to transform a barren piece of rocky land into a haven of dreams, is not a mean feat – and it’s painstakingly slow – akin to pulling out multiple bee stings.
In between dishonest building crews bent on fleecing by overcharging for supplies and inflating the casuals tally, most home builders contend with taxing day jobs. Site supervision is relegated to multiple calls to the foreman – energy sapping and financially draining.
And, no, hiring a relative as a supervisor at your building site always ends in tears – and, irreparable family damages.
To fill in this gap, numerous construction firms have been formed. Depending on the level of work, these firms usually charge a percentage higher – but, all factors held constant – it’s the safer bet for the busy corporate home builder.
Along the Kenyan coastal zone, one building firm stands out – Riziki Home Solutions.
Interestingly, Riziki Home Solutions is lady-owned, and ran. This firm has steadily created a comfortable niche in residential and business structure development. As it is, once a potential home owner signs a contract and settles half of the agreed final payment, the firm handles every aspect of the process – from ground breaking to final touches – within an agreed time frame.
There’s some truth in the adage that what a man can do a woman can do twice better.
The firm is staffed with lady professionals, from architects, civil engineers and all craftsmen in between. Read plumbers, electricians, interior décor and landscaping experts.
Riziki Home Solutions Director, one Ms. Sarah Riziki doesn’t mince words, in her swivel leather seat behind a swarthy mahogany desk in her spacious office on the mezzanine floor, on one office block off Nkrumah Road.
“We started off as a tiny cowboy outfit – with the bare minimum we needed to make a successful project – one architect, one engineer, one plumber, et al. At the time, we all had day jobs till we ran the first few projects. We all quit and got into it fulltime” Says Ms. Sarah.
“Thanks to a solid financial partner, Co-op Bank, we’ve been able to expand, and build a credible working reputation”.
As we speak, Riziki Home Solutions is taking advantage of the Biashara Indelee Na Isuzu Campaign.
Co-op Bank has partnered with Isuzu and Simba Colt in a vehicle financing deal that gives clients up to 95% funding on selected vehicle brands to boost Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
The construction firm has signed up for a fleet of Isuzu trucks and pick-ups: the TFR series, the N-series NHR; and the F-Series models – FRR, FSR.
The Biashara Iendelee Na Isuzu Campaign also allows clients a Ksh.500,000 working capital facility, a 60 day repayment-grace period, a negotiated motor vehicle insurance cover and the longest, flexible re-payment periods in the market – 5 years.
Get home and kick off your heels, enjoy your personal space and just be yourself.
This is home.
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