Meet – Leah Wambui, inspirational Property Developer and Founder of Cheriez Properties Limited, a leading property developer based in Kitengela, Kenya.
At age 16, Leah tragically lost her parents. This was one of the lowest moments of her life. Against all odds, she managed to go through her high school education and passed with flying colors.
Unfortunately, she was unable to continue with her education as she would have wished. She did not enroll in any university because she could not afford the tuition fees.
With some assistance from a kind relative, Leah got a receptionist job. For the first time since the tragic death of her parents, she felt like she could be somebody again.
Driven by her passion for entrepreneurship, she later quit her job to start her own business.
After much hard work and determination, in 2009, Leah Wambui founded Cheriez Properties Limited.
In 2015, she managed to buy five acres of land in Kitengela, where her company currently boasts of over 200 housing units worth more than Ksh.15 million each.
“While growing up, I drew a lot of inspiration from my maternal aunt who was an entrepreneur. I admired her entrepreneurial achievements. Thus, I made up my mind to one day be just like her. I am very grateful my aunt for nurturing my entrepreneurial skills.”
“Also, my husband has been my support system in this massive venture. Together, we have faced the challenges and tackled them head-on. Our struggle and triumph are lessons for all young African lovers hoping to tie the knot soon. Always choose a partner that understands your dream and is willing to support you through thick and thin.” – Mrs Leah Wambui