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Gaceri Kirimi, a Kenyan entrepreneur building a niche on-demand laundry business for busy people

As entrepreneurs, we all know how difficult it can be to balance work and life commitments, and when it comes to managing household chores such as laundry, it can be difficult without help. That’s where Destello Laundry Cleaning Services comes in, helping Nairobi’s busy professionals and families to deal with the chore of doing laundry each week.

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Here Are Some 8 Interesting Facts About Kenya You May Not Know

Learn some interesting information about Kenya while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia

1. Kenya is located in East Africa, on the equator.

2. The capital and largest city is Nairobi. Mombasa is the second largest city.

3. The two official languages in Kenya are English and Swahili, although there are dozens of other languages spoken in various parts of the country.

4. Kenya shares Lake Victoria, the world's second largest fresh water lake, with Tanzania and Uganda.

5. Kenya features many national parks and wildlife reserves, with safaris being a popular activity for visitors.

6. Agriculture is important to Kenya's economy, especially tea, coffee and flowers.

7. Kenya is named after Mt Kenya, the tallest mountain in the country (5,199 metres, 17,057 feet).

8. Kenya gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1963.

Source: Science Kids

How Kenya’s Selina Wamucii is empowering smallholder farmers through mobile tech

The farmers connect to Selina Wamucii via USSD. Their information is collected, including produce type, location, availability dates and projected volumes during the growth period and then entered into the company’s mapping system.

Currently, the company works with over 3,000 farmers spread across Kenya whose produce is sold in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. John Oroko, co-founder and COO of Selina Wamucii, spoke to How we made in Africa.

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Kenyan cosmetics entrepreneur discusses her ‘frustrating, but incredible’ journey

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“I’m proud of having built a local cosmetics brand that is competing neck and neck with international companies in the market. Right now I can walk into a beauty shop and my stand is right next to the giants, such as Revlon and Maybelline. It is so incredible.” So says Nelly Tuikong, founder and executive director of Kenya-based beauty line Pauline Cosmetics. The company, named after Tuikong’s mother, manufactures a range of products – including lipstick, eye shadow and make-up brushes – that retail throughout Kenya, and is also slowly gaining traction in Uganda and Rwanda.

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