Nominees
Manufacturing
Brian Onyango
For Manufacturing

Description
I run a start company based in Turkana county that help solve the crisis of energy through providing clean energy solutions that are affordable and accessible to the refugees and host communities in Turkana kakuma location. We convert invasive prosopis tree into clean fuel called briquettes and as well production of clean improved cookstoves called silver Bora and sale them to the Refugees and host communities in Kenya Turkana.
Kevin Outa
For Manufacturing

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"Tushone" is a coworking space in Nairobi, Kenya, that will be built specifically for entrepreneurs and creatives in the fashion industry.
Dominic Tanui
For Manufacturing

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At Canopy Garden Centre, we produce bamboo Eco friendly products such as furniture, kitchenware, home interior decors , baskets, pulp and bamboo charcoal briquettes. We decided to venture into bamboo value addition in the wake of Sustainable development goals with guiding goals being goal number 9- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and Goal 13 -Climate Action. This was backed by the fact that Kenya loses approximately 12,000 hectares of forest annually due to over-dependence on timber products, Increased siltation in Lake Victoria due to massive soil erosion, high rates of youth unemployment and environmental pollution and global warming due to increased carbon emissions. Bamboo is a game changer in addressing the aforementioned issues and we hope to challenge more innovations into this field.
ASKAH NYAKWARA
For Manufacturing

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The use of 'Banana' fiber for textile and other purpose as natural material is a new concept for South western Kenya.However,considerable research work has been done by textile research organizations including Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute(KIRDI) and Moi University Eldoret and it has been found that banana fiber can be a very promising source of natural fiber in the coming period. It may be noted that this fiber is already used successfully in India ,Japan and India since decades and hence it is also known popularly as " Manila Hemp'. The other name of this fiber is "Abaca' it belongs to musa sapientum species. The proposed project envisages setting up of a facility for Banana fiber extraction from waste banana stem, clearing, grading and converting it up to finished ready made garment. Presently, waste banana stems pose problem of disposal and are available almost free of cost in Nyamira and Kisii counties.
Irene Wachira
For Manufacturing

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Would like to recycle plastic and create long lasting housing solutions for people living in the slums.
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My startup is involved with the production of sisal made products.I have sourced talented and hardworking artisans from my village and have built them a secure Working area.Sisal is a beautiful and versatile plant that is used to make woven baskets, mats,rags,bags,lamp shades and so much more.I am very passionate about this project because not only does it solve the problem of unemployment and poverty in my village but also provides a solution to needs of many Kenyan households.
Titus Saina
For Manufacturing

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I'm looking for funds to support my business which closed down during the pandemic. The business deals with the production of multi legumes porridge flour which is used by the general public . the production of this flour is a value addition project that is needed to make use of locally produced cereals and legumes.
Joseph Kilonzi
For Manufacturing

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I would like to start a manufacturing industry whereby I will focus on glue and adhesive which are used in manufacture of leather shoes and ladies handbags .From my working experience this works the best
Erick Mbeva
For Manufacturing

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My company is involved in circular economy and sustainability where we are converting trash to wealth through production of affordable,smokeless,soot-less ecobiofuel from recycled agriculture waste in replacement of wood charcoal, durable attractive home decor from trash cast offs in replacement of wood carvings and Interlocking stabilized soil blocks in replacement of kiln bricks. The company is creating jobs for less privileged in the society through creating climate change adaptation initiatives. Our aim is to reduce impact of climate change and global warming through reducing waste and discouraging burning of the same for their contribution to green houses gases emissions. We aim to convert every kind of trash to valuable items by 2030
Description
In the wake of the covid pandemic, the world came to realize the importance of hygiene in our everyday lives. Our company Tapwise Enterprises, understood this and when into expansion of it's brand of soap, disinfectant, handwash and many others. The manufacturing sector is a key pilar in making Kenya a middle income country, whereby it's able to produce it products, consume it and even export them to the world. This will go a long way in making Kenya a pacesetter in Africa and Tapwise Enterprises is on its way in making that dream be a reality.
Charles Odero
For Manufacturing

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Have been collecting waste products from green houses. Especially plastics and metals and selling them to manufactures. I just need a little capital to start making my own products like pvc bags. This comes from wast of plastic basins, buckets and green house bags. The wastes are grinded and melt to make the end product.
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My idea is long term desire to start a company that will manufacture iron nails ,With Africa’s rapid population growth, demand for housing and other infrastructure has increased exponentially. In Kenya, so demand of iron nails , demand for construction products is on the rise and thats is why I am about nail production as a business to create employment for myself and others .I believe with The grant being offered its posible to start because the iron nail making machine cost averaging around USD 5,000
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Manufacturing of eco friendly products from plastic waste
Lilian Mumbi
For Manufacturing

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Having a very sensitive sculp, prone to dandruffs and itchy, I realized that a lot of products in the market are not suitable for me. I tried a formula and made some shampoo and natural deep treatment formula that gave me a fresh feel and really soothed my skin and my 4c type hair was smooth and silky. After a research from many mothers I realized they are struggling to get shampoos that work great both for baby and mom. I tried this new recipe with them and it worked for the babies too.
Jackline Abonyo
For Manufacturing

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So many years we at Alendu, kisumu have suffered drinking salty water. If provided with the grant of $500 I will begin a micro business with an aim of supplying clean water to these poor homes. Furthermore I'll recycle bottles and package them with clean, palatable water and sell at affordable prices.
Caroline Mutea
For Manufacturing

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Making of bio briquettes inorder to reduce deforestation and conserve the environment. Create job opportunities for the youth who are currently jobless. Meet energy needs of the ever growing number of urban dwellers. Especially with the current ever rising prices of petroleum products (eg LPG)
Jamleck Kabuba
For Manufacturing

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We are a team of young innovators.We have built cnc machines to precision cut various materials.i.e wood, plastics, aluminum, and glass.. The machine is fully computer controlled where motors move a cutting head in 3 axis.. Our cnc can cut, curve, engrave various materials.. Once you design on a computer (which you can do while one is anywhere in the world and send the designed file through either whatsap, Bluetooth, email it can just be loaded on the machine and it automatically does fgs the work and once it's done it goes back to starting point and automatically switch itself...) in short you don't need to be their for the machine to operate... You can have your business running as usual while one is miles away..it is like a working robot.. We have set up a workshop where we have been operating for the last 1 and a half years now where we usually make products using our machine at the same time offering services like training, machine installation and we have been getting a lot of inquiries about people wwho wants to be made for machines like ours.
Purity Gakuo
For Manufacturing

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Small-scale fishermen in rural fishing communities in Kenya are making huge post-harvest losses due to lack of access to reliable and affordable cooling services. Approximately, 1/3 of their harvest is lost before it can be sold hence making huge losses. We manufacture innovative solar-powered freezers known as the "Kuza Freezer" . The aim of this innovation is to empower these fishermen by enabling them to effectively deal with the huge challenge of post-harvest losses using renewable energy.
Salano Newton
For Manufacturing

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My name is salano Newton founder and ceo rhea furniture. We manufacture seat,bed,table e.t.c our biggest challenge. as a company is finance in terms of power tool's
Anne Mumbi
For Manufacturing

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Would like the funds to venture in to manufacturing of bar soap..we must agree that bar soap Is a basic commodity that is used by every individual across the world.
Christian Mwijage
For Manufacturing

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We use a chemical free technology to recycle and transform post=consumer plastic waste into durable plastic timbers used for building, construction as well as furniture.
Calvin Omondi
For Manufacturing

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Toilet papers is like food which is being consumed in each and every household. Clesoft limited company want to bridge the market gap in the western part of Kenya by manufacturing high quality toilet and serviette papers. The company will also recycle waste papers and make its own raw materials upon growth.