Inspired By Love: Friends’ Hustles

This week we continue to love on more businesses through the Inspired by Love series. These are businesses whose services/products I have sought and used respectively. In these series, I invite you to check them out and also give them a shot. Today, I will serve you katogo, a mixture of different types of businesses namely; food, clothing, publishing.

The Food Place run by Macklyn Kemigisha

The Food Place is redefining the tradition of the food chain that is; from the garden to the plate. To every tongue that tastes, we believe food should be delicious, organic and healthy. The beauty comes with the process from preparation to serving. We believe that the food process is one that should be handled with a lot of love. Where love is, there is beauty, there is protection and preservation. The way you cook, serve and preserve your food matters a great deal to us. And where love abides, waste has no room.

They are currently running a salad bar that provides fresh lunch salad that won’t have your tongue and tummy working in overtime. They serve different salads each day of the week; Monday-chicken fajita, Tuesday-chicken mayo and cauliflower, Wednesday-chicken stir fry, Thursday-roast chicken and mango salsa and Friday-chicken strips with pineapple coleslaw.

For deliveries, call 0755 911999/07843-12665

Waddies run by Walter Wandera

Waddies provides a variety of snacks ranging from daddies, ground nuts, and peanut butter. The daddies come in four flavors-ginger, vanilla, coconut and cinnamon. They are soft and easy on the teeth, if you know what I mean.

You can have these snacks in your home, office desk, take for your children in boarding school as `grab’.

Visit the Waddies Facebook pagehttp://tiny.cc/wjkhkz or call 0751-166255 for orders.

Rainbow cakes by Lydia Kakaire

It is easy to give up on a number of things but not the baker. Bakers have a way of finding without you having to go head hunting for them. Rainbow cakes is not any different. The taste of their sumptuous cakes precedes them. Like a missile launched from a fa, soon it finds its target. With your choice of flavor, your cake finds once you ask for one. You should give yourself a treat.

Follow Rainbow Cakes on Facebook –http://tiny.cc/likhkz

Unique Liz by Atai Elizabeth

Unique Liz is an umbrella business that encompasses personal shopping at affordable rates and flexible terms on the market, decoration and gift hampers and concept building for gifts. Unique Liz does decor for traditional and church weddings, baby and bridal showers, set shoots and so much more. This brand transforms faces and spaces.

Mutano by Sheila 

Mutano is an accessories brand dealing in bags, jewellery, and other accessories handmade in Uganda with a passion for social impact.

Follow Mutano on Facebookhttp://tiny.cc/3kkhkz

Instagram-Mutano

Honey Badger

Honey badger is a publishing house that offers a wide range of publishing services from writing to layout and design to printing. They have printed and published books like Dried Rose Petals and Lavender Buds by  Salma Abdulatif, Enjoying Your Bible by Beatrice Byemanzi, Mind Your Brand by Ariho Kamara, Becoming Mrs.James by  Juliana Kayaga Sserembe, Justice UNLIMITED by Jesse Mugero, God`s Medicine by Gerald Mwebe and many others.ma. 

Contact them on +256 773 443945 (available on whatsapp). Follow Honey Badger on Facebook– http://tiny.cc/omkhkz

Inspired By Love: Prossy Namulindwa

If you were here last week, you probably know we are loving on some businesses through a blog Series- Inspired by Love. If you missed last week`s business, find it here- http://tiny.cc/o243jz

Today, I put the spotlight on Yonja Multipurpose Liquid Detergent run by Prossy Namulindwa, a hands-on firebrand lady fascinated by chemicals and is commonly known as chemical by her peers. Here is what Prossy had to share about her business.

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They say cleanliness is only next to godliness. As a child, I was nurtured to adore cleanliness. It is one of the instructions that is always repeated all over again. And naturally, clean spaces are always inviting. They beckon you to come and stay. Have you ever cleaned a house and felt unworthy of entering it because you will make it dirty again? Yet it is also human that at times we fail to bring to ourselves the things we dearly want.  That is where we at Yonja come in. We come into your usually busy lives to help you put “the house to order”. Yonja Multipurpose liquid detergent helps to ease your cleaning, leaving your space sparkling clean.

Origin of Yonja
Yonja was birthed when I was referred by one of my former bosses to work with a particular company given my academic background in chemical engineering. It’s from there that I picked interest in the various cleaning products and cosmetics, a couple of which I got trained in. I later decided to start making liquid soap. At first, it was for pleasure and I freely gave out liquid soap to my neighbors, friends and relatives. This to me was a season of experimenting until I decided that I wanted to make money from my new skill.
I started out with producing one and five litre Jerry cans of Yonja and have now expanded to producing 10 litres and 20 litres. The prices are as follows-one litre- 2000 ugx, five litres – ugx 10,000, ten litres –ugx 20,000 and twenty litre -32,000 litre. We are also working on producing Yonja Shower Gel and Yonja hand wash soon.

Meaning of Yonja
When you listen to yourself speak, you realize the word Yonja has an onomatopoeic reference to its literal version; to clean. And as thus, like they say, the apple doesn`t fall far from the tree. Yonja is simply all about cleaning; to clean and make clean. The name was born out of the desire to be unique with a global goal of cleaning and being clean.
2020 plans
Yonja is a young brand with intentions of growth. Hopefully into a household brand that goes on to live in every household. The dream is that big. However, we had to start somewhere and that is exactly what we are doing; creating cleaning detergent and making it available for consumption. To this we are casting our net even further, by training others on how to make simple detergents like liquid soap in March.
However, we are also tirelessly working to make our new products readily available on the market. Be on the lookout for our shower gel and hand wash all branded with the boldness that is the Yonja logo. 

Where can the products be found?
The products are produced in Lugala along Philip Morris road and one can place an order of any volume via a call on 0781838040/0703211939 and the order can be picked or delivered.

People can also connect with us on Facebook @Yonja Multipurpose Liquid Detergent
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Inspired By Love

As we all know, February is the time of the year when there is love in the air. If you are living in Kampala, I`m certain that you`ve walked past red roses and multiple billboards announcing valentine`s day offers, and concerts.

I, on the other hand, have chosen to show love to some businesses in a blog series titled Inspired by Love. These are products I have used and fallen in love with.  I’d like to use this opportunity to share the love with you.

Today, I put the spotlight on Ushindi Creations run by Persist Muwanguzi Businge, a lady who weaves creation into being. I asked Persist to tell me about her business and this is what she shared.

The Birth

Ushindi is a Swahili word which means Victory or Victor, the same meaning as my Surname. I once had a Tanzanian best friend who baptized me the name so I took it on as a sign of my commitment to learning her language for 2 years which I can now speak very well.

My love for creating things with my hands goes way back to when I was about 6 years old. My mother inspired me with her crafty works. She took me on as her apprentice and taught me most of the things she knew then like knitting, weaving, plaiting hair, stitching and many others. She used to make baskets from raphia and “Enjulu” (I don’t know the English word for that), mats (mikeeka) from palm leaves, table mats (ebitambaala) from yarn by crocheting, beaded purses and bead work, wall hangings and sweaters which she taught me how to make. My other siblings-three in total, learnt a thing or two but I wanted to learn it all. We did some painting and drawing too which things all stuck with me. For everything she made, I make a smaller version for myself and I got paid for it. I then took on Fine Art in O and A level. In my Senior six vacation I concentrated on learning bead work and got all the knowledge I needed in that sector, and it paid off.

I went on to do Industrial Art and Design at University where I graduated with a Degree in Industrial Art and Design. While on campus, I learnt how to use looms and other tools for weaving on top of the crocheting my mother taught me.  I acquired skills in fabric decoration, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Graphics design, Weaving, Multimedia crafts, Installation art and many other things.

The Growth

Creating Art for me was more of a passion than a source of income; most of the things I made, I gave them away as gifts instead of selling them because they were priceless gifts. I created a lot of things ranging from hair accessories, earrings, bangles, jumpers, Ottomans (chairs), lampshades, dresses and many other things.

I never shared or advertised most of my work but those who knew, kept making orders while I gave them things for free.

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Fascinators at UGX 25,000

Light Bulb Moment

One day while attending SFFG (Straight Forward Financial Growth training), we were told to write down a list of income streams and price them, I hadn’t included my artwork. I looked at it as a gift stream.  Then I received instruction from God to split and categorize all the things I was doing, advertise them and put them on sale. The Ushindi earrings made it to the top and I priced them and opened up a shop on Jumia as an act of obedience. From that day, I knew I had to make it work. God would wake me up at night and give me an idea of how to make different ear ring styles. He then told me to give out every first -perfect pair of invention to specific people and I’ve been doing that since. The ear rings and accessories have evolved from a pass time venture to a source of income for me.

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Pair or earrings at UGX 20,000

Today

A number of products are available. They include; earrings, brooches, backpacks, bow ties, fascinators, dresses and skirts, jumpers, t-shirts and paintings.

 

Place Your Order Today

WhatsApp on +256 781 961854

Facebook –Persist Chambers Ushindi

Taking Stock One

Making: Time to pray and read fiction books by African writers.

Eating: avocado. I always have an excuse to eat avocado.

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Drinking: Tea with ginger and cinnamon

Reading: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. One of my  friends said, this book is good because Jennifer knows how to gossip properly,like a Ugandan. She is simply brilliant and touches on key issues in the book. Read it when you can this year.

Wanting:more of God. Like  Sinach said in her song,More of You,' The more I know You is the more I want to know you,Jesus More of You....``

Playing:music because it`s good for the soul.Boom play allows me to create my own playlists. How cool is that?

Wasting:no time.

Creating: 2020 blog content .

Wishing: for 2020 to overwhelm me with money, books, travel and every good thing.

Wondering: about the plan for the Ugandan weather-its undecided lately.

Hoping:for good news.

Marveling: at authors who are brilliant writers.

Smelling: hopes and dreams.

Wearing: my hair in a protective style and warm clothing everywhere because Ugandan weather is here to rain,lol!!

Following: God`s leading or at least trying.

Noticing: how by doing something daily, a habit is formed.

Knowing: that I have a clean slate to make new memories on.

Bookmarking: Testimonies from the Worship Harvest Praise & Testimonies group on Facebook. https://web.facebook.com/groups/338577706870222/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf

Feeling: HAPPY

Happy new month.

Love in February,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️