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Pollucare Cleaners

BOOST YOUR BUSINESS & Michael Kiwo

 My name is Michael Kiwo. I am the founder of Pollucare Cleaners. It is an environmental conservation company that provides innovative solid waste management and recycling solutions. We offer door to door garbage collection services to Mombasa households, small businesses and commercial properties.

Boost Your Business has helped me to not only redesign our business model but also to focus on circular economy concept.

At the end of the incubation, Boost your Business helped us raise $300 which enabled us purchase some of the equipment for recycling organic waste. Our ultimate goal is to be the first company in Mombasa to recycle 98% of the garbage and to employ more youths in our county.

Best Fit Wears

BOOST YOUR BUSINESS & Agnes Akelo

My name is Agnes Akelo from Tudor, Mombasa. I am the founder and visionary behind Best Fit Wears. A clothing business that collects used clothing and repairs them for resale.

Through Boost Your Business incubation program, I have been able to upgrade from hawking to opening a physical location for my business in Tudor. This has enabled me to reach more clients and consequently increase my daily sales.

I envision Best Fit wears becoming a popular clothing brand nation-wide that adds value to pre-loved clothing.

Scented With Hope

BOOST YOUR BUSINESS & Tilyan Abdulrehman

I am Tilyan Abdulrehman, an Entrepreneur, Blogger/ Writer, and Human Resource Professional.

As an entrepreneur, I run my business, at the moment I am everything, I handle procurement, shipping, production, accounting, orders, and deliveries. As a Blogger/Writer, I tell stories about myself, inspirational stories, and share stories about people, from where they started to where they are now to inspire the youth. As a Human Resource Professional, I am a student pursuing my final year of the Certified Human Resource Professional Course, and I am also a Professional Development Trainer.

My business is called Scented With Hope, I create and sell handcrafted and hand-poured scented candles and I recently added Room and Linen Sprays to my product collection.

The BOOST your business training challenged me on how to make my business more circular, from the products I use to the packaging.

As an Individual, I have begun implementing circularity not only in my business but in my personal life and at home. I learned how to keep track of my finances and how to work on giving my clients value, I also learned how to ship products from abroad and learned from my peers as well. BOOST gave me an opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds who I may have never met if it wasn’t for the training, I learned a lot from each one of them. I learned various skills such as pitching and public speaking which benefits me as a Professional Development Trainer. I am currently in the process of re-branding and re-launching my business as a circular economy business, and this is thanks to BOOST and Close the Gap.

I see myself with more circular businesses in the future and Scented With Hope as my pioneer brand, being an international brand in the next 5-10 years. I cannot wait to see what the future holds.