Recycling straws for business

benedictaBenedicta Nanyonga paints a picture of a friendly, strong, determined woman as she welcomes you to her craft stall at a trade expo.

At first glance, the items in her stall may pass off as ordinary tie and craft items but close scrutiny reveals they are made out of plastic straws.

Nanyonga, the director and founder of Kinawataka Women Initiative (KIWOI) located on plot 11 Robert Mugabe Road in Nakawa, has found her niche in picking straws and recycling them into unique products that appeal to both the Ugandan and international markets. The 65-year-old has overcome challenges which would have discouraged the average innovative business minded people to become the brain behind the million shilling recycling enterprise read more

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