Rama Beauty parlour provides cosmetology services to residents of Kakuma and Kalobeyei. Through KKCF assistance the business will expand into the provision of additional beauty services and also sell beauty product to the community on retail. This will go a long way in meeting the growing demand for cosmetology services.
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Neema Hotel provides meals and drinks to the residents of Kakuma town with a fast-food outlet. To meet the growing demand for restaurant services, the business with the assistance of KKCF funding intends to expand into butchery and grocery services.
Abdulle Shop provides consumable products to the residents of Kakuma camp mainly cereals and groceries. He is one of the contracting businesses by the World Food Programme (WFP) as a Bamba Chakula trader. Through KKCF funding the retailer intends to expand the business and restock with an additional variety of products to meet the growing demand for consumables and avail more products for the residents to have consumption choices.
Lorot Sons and Traders general Shop
Lorot Sons and Traders general Shop provides consumable products to the residents and Inua Jamii program beneficiaries in Kalobeyei center. Through KKCF funding the retailer intends to expand the business by adding different varieties of products to meet the growing demand for consumables and avail more products for the residents to have consumption choices.
Steve King Bakers
Steve King Bakers provides unique products such as bread and buns (baked and fried) across Turkana County.
There is a huge population in Kakuma and Kalobeyei, since most bakers use traditional methods to bake, Steve King bakers fill the gap by meeting the need for quality baked goods in the county and in Kakuma Kalobeyei area, the bakery through the support of KKCF is improving its baking operation through the acquisition of modern equipment to increase productivity.
Kakuma Peana Bookshop
Kakuma Peana Bookshop provides education materials to schools and tertiary education centers within the Kakuma Kalobeyei area.
Bookshops in Kakuma town outsource supplies from Nairobi and the locality does not have a printing facility with desired capabilities to print quality exam materials. The planned acquisition of a large printing press will enable the business to print the exams for schools across Turkana West, reducing costs to refugee and host community schools and increasing level of assessments to leaners.
Through the KKCF funding, the bookshop will acquire and set up a large-scale printing machine and purchase initial machine consumables, and printing paper.
Dembu Investments started as a motorbike spare parts shop that diversified into motor vehicle spare parts and the servicing of vehicles. The Motor vehicle and motorbike service business in Kakuma is largely untapped with vehicles being driven to Lodwar and Kitale for service and maintenance.
The Motor vehicle and motorbike service business in Kakuma is largely untapped despite the existence of many organizational vehicles in the area. These vehicles are usually driven to Lodwar and Kitale for service and maintenance.
Through the KKCF funding, the company is establishing a modern automobile maintenance and repair facility which will provide employment and apprenticeship opportunities.
Nemlon Enterprise offers tailoring and dressmaking services in Kakuma town. The increase in population in the Kakuma Kalobeyei area has meant that there is a huge demand for qualified tailors.
The increase in population, especially the refugees from different nationalities, has necessitated different clothing tastes and fashions in this industry. Additionally, the increase of school-going children has led to high demand for uniforms in Kakuma.
Through the KKCF funding, Nemlon intends to purchase suitable equipment for tailoring which will allow the business to meet the seasonal demand for school uniforms and provide employment opportunities to the youth in the region.
GLAP Enterprises manufactures and sells various types of soap and disinfectants in the Kakuma Kalobeyei area. Additionally, it produces hair conditioners, baby soap, and hand sanitizers.
Hygiene products like bathing soap and washing detergents are vitally important in all households in preventing outbreaks of diseases. In Kakuma town, camps, and Kalobeyei, most of these products are sourced from Nairobi or Kitale. Through soap production, the GLAP enterprises have made these products affordable and easily available to the locals.
Intends to acquire soap manufacturing equipment that will enable it to increase production capacity and diversify its product line.
Usafi Green Energy Limited
Usafi Green Energy Limited is a clean energy company in Kakuma producing improved cookstoves and briquettes.
There is a high demand for clean cooking solutions in Kakuma- Kalobeyei Camp due to the large population and pressure exerted on the available resources for provision of fuel. The use of firewood in the camp presents threats to the environment as it causes pollution, deforestation, and respiratory diseases. Additionally, the cost of providing energy in the refugee camp is unnecessarily high in terms of money, health, and environmental impact. The business bridges this gap by providing clean energy solutions.
Through the KKCF funding, the company will increase its briquette and cookstove production capacity.