Thursday, 5 September 2013

Bingo! 3 new jobs created by #Skype volunteering in #Uganda #socialgood #volunteer #giveback #dogood

David and Brian Kalule in their factory
On my recent visit to Uganda in June I had the opportunity to meet with David and Brian Kalule, both keen England football supporters as well as entrepreneurs being assisted by Grow Movement volunteer consultants. They manufacture liquid soap for industrial cleaning, based in a small workshop on the outskirts of Entebbe. With the support of their Indian consultant Joby Abraham they worked on finance and marketing issues facing their liquid soap manufacturing business. Over 6 months using Skype they worked together focusing on how to improve their manufacturing process and increase their customer base as well as recording their financial records.
Uganda Grow Manager Joshua Mwesige

And what an impact they had! When they started the business David was working full time at the airport and Brian was at university. They worked at the weekend and evenings and were not earning sufficient enough to be paid out of the business. 6 months after completing their project they have created 3 new jobs, including sales and packing assistants as well as both being paid. Their profits have gone up by 50%

Amazing what can be done with skills sharing over Skype, the willingness and time commitment of a volunteer and the drive and ambition of an entrepreneur. Thank you Joby, and well done David and Brian. I hope that your business expands and expands! Good Luck from all at Grow Movement!

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