In November 2019, Munyi Kariithi opened a gym after years of toying with the idea of becoming a fitness instructor. Like every small business owner, raising capital to get the business off the ground was a challenge, but he managed to clear that hurdle.

Then another hurdle of global proportions presented itself – the pandemic – hit the following year in March 2020. Here is how he has managed to persevere and stay afloat.