Have you ever wondered who are the entrepreneurs Mkono supports? Soon, you'll be able browse through our entrepreneur profiles and discover our community directly from our website. In the meantime, here's a sneak peak of some of Mkono's entrepreneurs!
Finally, in 2015, he decided to quit his day job and focus full-time on developing his small business, House of Asaa. Today, House of Asaa specializes in event photography and videography. Joseph hopes to expand his services to include event management, makeup, and fashion in the next few years. In the meantime, with his Mkono loan, he was able to upgrade his gear which allowed him to produce higher quality content for his clients. As a participant in Mkono’s mentorship program, Joseph was also able to set up a concrete business plan for the near future.
In his free time, Joseph loves to travel, explore different dining experiences, and watch movies. His entrepreneurial journey and hobbies definitely reflect his adventurous spirit!
In the future, Zia hopes to train and employ 1000 women tailors. But for this year, she is focused on expanding to the rest of Africa, beyond Nairobi. She also hopes to develop more clothing lines, such as childrenswear and activewear.
In her free time, Zipporah likes to work out, eat at new restaurants, and overall maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Today, TungaTunga Hcrafts shifted from producing in-house products to developing an e-commerce platform for vendors—most of which are women from marginalized communities—to sell their designs. Furthermore, Lornah’s company provides training to these vendors, helping them navigate the business process and building their knowledge base and confidence.
In the future, Lornah envisions TungaTunga Hcrafts becoming a staple African brand, providing home decor and fashion products in every household. In the following years, she will be focused on increasing the number of recruited vendors, including those from marginalized communities.
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