@ Bankelele (& entrepreneurs)


In case you can’t decide on the proper location for your duka project, or if you’d like to have total access/control on your business while sitting in that office chair, you might want to try out this (shaggz & nephew compatible) mobile duka solution I came across in Mombasa earlier this week.

And it also makes me think of other mobile solutions for Kenya (aka business ideas for the jobless youth – I just can’t stand these “all my friend are ideling around” phrases anymore): as more and more electronical services are becoming mobile and affordable / rescalable for resale, how about renting one of those pickups or smaller busses and equipping them with mobile internet surf stations (running on Linux or any other free software solution)? Electricity could be provided by solar panels (= one computer and 5 terminals) supplying batteries, and internet connection could be realized through a bundled GPRS connection. The technology is already there, customizable and doesn’t cost more than a normal (fully equipped) Internet Café (with maintenance & hardware costs).
In other words: I would like to see 2007 being the year when we see more and more younger people moving back to the upcountry side and trying their luck over there. I think there’s always a way to find a decent loan for a smart project. If YOU don’t try it, who else will?

Author: jke

Hi, I am an engineer who freelances in water & sanitation-related IT projects at Saniblog.org. You'll also find me on Twitter @jke and Instagram.

4 thoughts on “@ Bankelele (& entrepreneurs)”

  1. For real, we are now in a time when nobody should be heard saying, “there are no jobs”. I have 18 year olds enquiring on investment advice, incorporating companies, doing workplans, buying shares…it’s mind boggling. Employment is out. Entrepreneurship is in.

  2. Spot on Ichena, people have always taken job to mean working in an office behind a desk and tons of papers and ringing phones, if that “idealness” is not achieved then wasse huka kwa esto sitting all day taking of lack of oppotunities. Me i say you create them for yourself they do say mtaka chamvunguni sharti ainame sio.

  3. Thanks. One project I always wanted to start was to set up a Bicycle shop in Busia or Kakamega – installing 3X and 10X speed gears on boda boda’s. With gears, the owners/bicycle riders will be able to ride up hills and have a much easier time pedaling heavy loads.

  4. hi kenyans are so innovative nowadays .I have an energy saving idea -which is somehow international all am looking for are commited partners .everything is being catered for by the mother company .am looking for real young people with a burning desire to succeed .ready /holla me @thehatos@excite.com

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