This is another milestone in the journey.

On July 12th we started a campaign to raise money to start a snacks business. Something easy to start but with the ability to be scaled massively.
When my facebook family put me to the task of actually pushing through with my suggestion I decided to take the challenge after speaking to a few people. A few months down the line here we are having 9,950,000 through Dolphin fund and about 6M on mobile money.

We didn’t reach our initial target of 40M but are not so far from our second target of 20M which we shall surely find a way to work with (always find away to work with what you have). With the pledges that haven’t yet come through I expect us to hit the 20M mark. Now this is something to celebrate about, not because we have made a dolphin fund record of highest collections for a campaign but because it’s not being collected for anything else but investing.

Truth is I don’t know 95% of the people who have contributed to this campaign. I can say I’ve only met about 10 of them personally. Most are just people who have been following me, my work on the streets for over 4 years an my professional life here has been nothing but an open book. It’s the reason most have given for wanting to be part of this. I have followed you for years and your free business advise has helped my business many said. Am happy that I can help and also be part of something promising.

This is another another big vote of confidence in me as a person and in what we are doing as a company working with businesses in an effort to help them grow and succeed. I know the responsibility placed on me as a person, what it means for our business, for me as a growing thought leader and on the whole start up financing/investing space at large.

If this works (we are going to do everything possible to make sure it does) then we shall have opened up a space that’s non existent in our country. A space where people get to invest in promising start ups with the chance to make it but are cash strapped. We shall have created our own silicon valley of sorts. We shall have created an option outside commercial banks for start up capital/financing. Affordable and patient capital.

Also our people will have seen that it’s possible and more importantly they’ll learn how this works. Slowly we shall grow a culture where people actively and intentionally look for promising start ups they can put their money into with the hope for long term continuous returns. That’s what this is about, not just an opportunity to start a business but to start a whole new sector. A whole new possibility..

That’s why it’s important that this works, that’s why it’s a must this works, that’s why this is going to work failure isn’t an option. Maybe we shall end up with the next Goya foods ( a latino American company that made $1.5 billion in 2019 doing what we envision doing) or American Garden. Regardless of how succesful this turns out we shall have created a space that will change the fortunes of many promising ideas for years to come…
If You Can Envision It, You Can Do It – 2 Pac
Jaluum Herberts Luwizza is a Speaker,Writer, Columnist with the C.E.O Magazine and Contributor with the Nile Post.He is also a Business Consultant with YOUNG TREP East Africa’s No.1 Business Management and Consultancy firm that helps people start and grow profitable businesses.
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