KENYA STORIES: THE 100
More than 5000 youth applied for Kenya’s Believe Begin Become National Business Plan Competition. From those, 100 were chosen to compete in the final round. While the film concentrates on six contestants, all 100 are listed below. They offer a vast array of business opportunities and entrepreneurial talent. If you would like to get in touch with an entrepreneur who is not listing contact information, please send an email to AfricaBiz@aol.com and it will be passed on to the entrepreneur. Listed by province.
Isaac Mwiti Mugo
Global General Suppliers
Contact: 254 720808049 or 254 203584851; firstname.lastname@example.org
Business involves bulk photocopying, typesetting, printing and supplying materials to educational institutions. I currently employ three other people and am hoping to obtain refurbished computers, printers and photocopiers.
Gichoya Judy (Mune Biogas Production&Sales)
Maximus Laundry Services
Contact: 254 723353915; email@example.com; P.O. Box 62000 Nairobi
With my partner, Samuel Muriithi, I plan to open a lundry business near the eight largest Kenyan Universities. We will offer affordable and convenient laundry and dry cleaning services to students. Currently, we are looking to acquire four washing machines.
Mbogho Zillah (Chania Funeral Services)
Karanja Francis (Dynamic Contractors)
Lina Wakuthii Ndama
Global Dream IT Consultants
My business provides computer training in rural areas to low-income youth. I appreciate your support during this time when our dreams are in jeopardy.
Njoroge Laureen (Appletouch Cyber Café)
Charles Nguni Njau
Interspurs Milk Processor and Distributor
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; P.O. Box 79-10200 Muranga
“The missing middle in processing, marketing and distribution of milk and its products in East Africa,” my business aims to provide cooling plants, establish export of animal breeding stock, and increase milk production to sell farmer’s milk in urban areas. My business provides a service to farmers so they can effectively sell their milk products.
Boniface Njiri Muchira
Heart 2 Heart Productions
Heart 2 Heart Productions assists young gospel music artists to produce, record and market their music through launching albums and music videos. I am looking to purchase recording and editing equipment for our studio.
Herman Kariuki Wambugu
Contact: 254 0724308674; email@example.com; P.O. Box 744, Nyeri
Pipex Industries will recycle PVC, polypropylene and use the materials to manufacture pipes, conduits and cables for use in construction.
Ngungi Rachel (Burundani Recreational centre)
Nicolas Maende Wabuyabo
BN General Enterprises
Contact: 254 727173125; firstname.lastname@example.org; P.O. Box 55440-00200 Nairobi
I have a shop at the Ndumbuini Shopping Centre which sells cosmetics, household goods, and men’s and women’s clothing. I design or modify most of my products with embossment and invisible ink stamping. I hope to upgrade my design studio equipment, but due to the current situation, I was forced to close the shop temporarily for safety reasons.
Kariuki Anthony (Yellow Yolk Kuku Farm)
Wachuka Olive (Malkia Beauty Shop)
Ndeda Bernadette (Tamasaha Music and Dance Centre)
Okoti Zablon (89.1 Jamii FM Radio Station)
Njoroge Charles (Technology Solutions International)
Shadrack Kamau Wanyoike
Contact: 254 733791325 or 254 720200256; email@example.com
Monets Telecommunications is a technical support service. We offer IT support for computers and telephones, structured cabling, and offer equipment sales.
Omollo Wilson (Syafrique Technologies / Bandson Technologies Limited)
Wanarua Charles (Bamburi Super Mats)
Osiemo Benjamin (Cosmopolitan Art Gallery)
Mwangome Moses (Football Theatre)
Dhadho Rachel (Hola Bakery)
Galgalo Roba Halkano
Contact: 254 710464279; firstname.lastname@example.org
My business involves selling medicine and feed to livestock farmers. I have been in operation for two years.
Rosalind Kinya Kaaria
Imenti Cereals Distributors
Meru Town, Eastern province
Contact: 254 725559895; email@example.com; P.O. Box 58576 00200 Nairobi
My business buys cereals (maize, wheat, beans, greengrams, sorghum, millet) from farmers during harvest time and resells the product to various institutions (schools, commercial millers, hotels). I hope to hear from you!
James Kariuki Machaki
Whams Honey Products
Kiritiri Market, Mbeere District
Contact: 254 721942960; firstname.lastname@example.org; P.O Box 157 Kiritiri, Mbeere-Kenya
I purchase unrefined honey from beekeepers, then semi-refine it, pack, transport and sell the product at two Nairobi outlets. This business currently sustains me and my two employees, but we hope to expand into a larger venture once we obtain another refinery machine.
Peter Mutegi Mucee
Kabua General Services
Tharaka District, Eastern Province
Contact: 254 722270428; email@example.com
I provide photocopying, computer services, mobile phone sales, and book sales in my shop in Mukothima Market. I plan to expand into a cyber café as well. My business is powered by solar-power generators.
George Ngaruiya Waweru
Meru Town, Eastern Province
Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org; P.O. Box 403-00217 Limuru
I am starting a cyber café that offers internet services, printing, and computer training.
Kinyua Frank (Extreme Bureau)
Musuva Anne (The Makueni College)
Martin Mwenda Muriuki
Timau Fast Food
Meru Central District, Eastern Province
I plan to open a fast food restaurant in Timau Market to target commuters, residents, and tourists passing through to the nearby National Parks. The restaurant will serve roast chicken, fish fillet, French fries, pizza, hamburgers, soft drinks and fresh fruit juice. I hope to meet people through email.
Marangu Loise (Nanyuki Fresh Fish Farm)
John Mutuma Thambura
Contact: 254 725259661; email@example.com
My business deals in book binding, printing and computer services for educational institutions. I am working on improving our services through acquiring more equipment to increase out output and expand the business.
Joseph Benjamin Mutua
17′s Electrical Q-Point
Contact 254 728176106; firstname.lastname@example.org; P.O. Box 12-90140 Matiliku
I sell electronic equipment and accessories and offer repair and installation services in my shop in Matiliku. There is a high demand for my services, but currently it is difficult for me to transport my supplies from Nairobi. I hope to find a mentor skilled in electronics and in running small business ventures.
Jirma Abdinoor Abdullahi
Isiolo Reptile Conservation Education and Tourism Center
Contact: 254 725535095; email@example.com
IRCEATC will exhibit live reptiles (crocodiles, tortoises, chameleons and lizards) for tourists in Isiolo. With my business I hope to create employment for the local community and contribute to protecting the area’s natural resources and animals.
Fredrick Mwanza Mutili
Utamu Bakeries and Confectionary
Contact: 254 735779350; firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been operating my bakery for five years, supplying baked goods (biscuits, lasagna dough, spaghetti, cannelloni, etc) to institution cafeterias in and around Machakos. As my demand has increased, I plan to expand my business.
Magiri Carolyne (Tiffany Café, event solution)
James Nganga Njinju
Jay Secure Services
Contact: 254 722714004; email@example.com
Jay Secure Services trades in Jay Protector® personal security alarms, used for self defense. They are small, inexpensive personal alarms that emit a 138 decibel scream, a cloud of UV dust, and a repulsive smell that will stick on the attacker for seven days for easy identification. There are aerosol can and key-ring versions. They are best sellers in Europe and I hope to replicate their success in Africa. However, due to recent events, my partner in the UK withdrew his support for the business and I must now search for a new partner or source of start-up capital.
Contact: 254 721783755 or 254 724022210; firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 21345 Nairobi
Mediaplus Ventures offers research of customer satisfaction to institutions in the tourism industry. I am working on building and launching my business website.
Githiomi Charles Nairobi (Sparkling Solutions)
Khamadi Ian (Madiwa Steam Car Wash)
Kariuki Helen (The Veggie Store)
Gitumbi Joseph (Laundry Shop)
Salome Atubukha Murunga
Nairobi Sanitary Engineers, Ltd.
Contact: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Nairobi Sanitary Engineers provides carpet and upholstery cleaning services as well as auto detailing, contractual cleaning and pest control fumigation to Nairobi residents. “We are your complete cleaning solutions partner.”
Gatobu Boniface (Wheels within Wheels)
Adeya David Aduor
Adeya David Enterprise
Contact: 254 729858976; email@example.com; P.O. Box 304-00518 Nairobi
I am compiling a medical laboratory technology handbook for use for medical students and laboratory practitioners.
Kamau James (Cube Media)
Gikubu Daniel (Grab & Go)
Kamau Lee (Werus White Meat)
Wirsan Quality Animals Suppliers
North Eastern province
I run an animal supply business, purchasing stock (mostly goats) from Garissa Town and selling in nearby markets. I hope to expand my business to bigger markets in Nairobi and Mombasa.
Abdiaziz Issa (Millenium Computer Training Center)
Maalim Dalha (Holwadag Livestock Trading Project Mandera)
Akach Lucas (Excel Computers Resource Centre)
Cary Francis Ouma
KANMAG Enterprises Ltd.
The idea for my company came when I realized that the rural, low income class, like those in my village had little access to bank loans and microfinance institutions. KANMAG is a village bank that offers financial services in these areas.
My business involves the transportation of harvested sugarcane from farms to the Chemelil and Muhoroni sugarmill factories. I hope to expand my business as the sugarcane industry diversifies. I appreciate words of encouragement.
Manyatta Solid Waste Management
Contact: 254 721443575 or 254 726801299; firstname.lastname@example.org
I have operated my waste management and recycling business since 2004. I provide Kisumu residents with eco-bags and bins then collect and transport plastic, metal, paper, and organic waste to recycling plants that decompose the material with Micro-organism technology. This recycled material is then sold back to industries or to local farmers as compost. I manage a demonstration garden using these materials.
Ogweno Bruce (Ododo Food Products)
James Orery Oyoo
Global Power Provider Limited
Contact: 254 723997965; email@example.com; P.O. Box 782 Kisumu
My business aims to provide affordable off-grid electricity to rural areas of Kenya, as well as refine and bottle natural gas for heating and lighting purposes. My business is part of the Lighting Africa Consortium, bringing light to rural Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ojwala Merceline (Silver Bird Tours)
Yawezee Irene (Light Manufacturing)
Onsare Cosmas (Daraja Moja Trees & Flowers Nursery)
Okoth Stephen (Victoria Feeds Limited (Fish Concentrate)
Ondolio George (Modern Architects)
Disemba Ogada (Establishing and Maintaining Avermicom Posting System)
Karanja James (Popeelers Enterprise)
Nguithi Tabitha (Design Point Printing Press)
Simon Mugo Mwaura
Dietician Nutrition Promoter
Contact: 254 723918473
My business offers marketing services to food production companies. I currently employ two people and have relationships with supermarkets and medical institutions where my clients sell their products. I currently have two employees and look to hire more as I enter into a new company contract.
Paul Nyanjui Gicheha
Kajiado district, Ongata Rongai
Buffalo Crafts will make carpets, rugs and kikois (Kenyan traditional wear) for export. I am in the process of raising start-up capital to purchase machinery and hire employees.
Mwaura Richard (Rimm Global Consortium and Sarit Building Contactors Joint Venture)
William Gitau Gakobo
Composite Sports Academy
I plan to open a Sports Academy for secondary school students where I will train talented young athletes for careers in professional athletics. I would like to link with a mentor in sports education.
Maina Rufus (Honourable Transport and Supplies)
Kariuki Samuel (Eldey Bus Services)
Iris Multimedia offer digital publishing services to mid-sized organizations. My products include Digital Catalogues, Instructional Training CD-ROMs, E-books, electronic image banks and digital magazines. Starting up my business has been delayed as I have had to relocate from Eldoret as I await the college to re-open so I can finish my last semester.
Mbatia Patrick (Kiwetu Foods Restaurant)
Peter Mbugua Kago
Contact: 254 721851848; firstname.lastname@example.org; P.O. Box 13309 Nakuru
My business offers cooking and delivery services to residents of Nakuru. While I have had a difficult time starting up my business since banks are unwilling to finance my business, it is good to know there are people out there who believe in us.
Wafula Joan (Joy Day Care Centre)
Nginya Earnest (Baraka Farm)
Richard Riitho Wanjiku
Contact: 254 734833343; email@example.com; P.O. Box 73150-00200 Nairobi
Ecobiogas Technologies will produce and distribute biogas made from local raw materials to residents of Kitengela and Nairobi. I saw the need for affordable energy in urban areas and realized that I could use unwanted organic materials (manure from slaughterhouses and other materials) to make that energy.
Netrix Software Developers
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; P.O. Box 9776, Nakuru
The objective of my company is to sell software products and provide repair and technical service and training to businesses and residents in Nakuru.
Karari John (Environ Green Special Waste Services (Incinerators)
Louis Brooke Ochieng
Immortal Arts Group
Contact: 254 728449326; firstname.lastname@example.org
I am an artist – a writer and actor. My business provides books, copywriting services, and creative consultancy to performing arts schools. I hope to help young Kenyan artists pursue careers in the creative sector.
Mosoweb Cyber Café
Contact: 254 724607738; email@example.com
I plan to offer the first cyber café in the Mosoriot rural area. Residents in this area currently must travel 36km to access a computer, but I believe that rural residents shouldn’t be left behind and should be a part of the internet boom.
Muigei Japter (Chariot Express Transport Services)
Oliauna Paulo (Zebu Indigenous Dairies)
Onyango Dennis (Tacos Café)
Njoro, Molo District
My business, Lexam Candles, will manufacture and distribute candles. I originally planned to operate in Molo, but the situation here has become unstable and I am looking to relocate.
Karanja Rahab (Paraffin And Charcoal Mini-Depot)
Kiplagat Daniel (Solar Wind Electronics)
Lynne Event Organizers – Mbale
Mbale Town, Vihiga District
Contact: 254 721443718 or 254 735125357; firstname.lastname@example.org
I realized the amount of time and effort it takes to plan a major event, and decided to sell my services as an event planning business. I work with wedding shops, catering businesses, and the entertainment industry so my business is a one-stop event center.
Jesse Luchetu Shivachi
Jemu Sunflower Oil, Ltd.
Contact: 254 721664131; email@example.com; P.O. Box 41-50108 Lugari
My business involves buying raw sunflower seeds from farmers, processing it, cold pressing it, and selling its oil to consumers and sunflower cakes to livestock farmers as feed. This is a high-quality, nutritious health product.
Obunga William (Enviroment Kakamega Cleaning Services)
Vimeta Integrated Production
My business deals with processing sunflower oil and honey to make natural health products. I also sell seed cakes as animal feed and beehive wax to the leather industry.
David Werner Masinde
Chochole Computer Consultancy
Contact: 254 721964758; firstname.lastname@example.org; P.O. BOX 48240 Nairobi
My business plan is a computer consultancy firm with hardware and software installation and maintenance services. My target clients are universities and professional institutions. I plan to pursue further training in consultancy and telecommunication fields by finishing my diploma once the universities in Kenya reopen.
Ligulu Remiresha (Dairy Farming)
Wafula Enock (Mlima Mahindi Cooperative)