Meet the African entrepreneurs creating successful businesses “out of toilets”

Mildred Europa Taylor Nov 19, 2018 at 09:00am

November 19, 2018 at 09:00 am | Money Moves

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

November 19, 2018 at 09:00 am | Money Moves

Pic credit: Business Today Kenya

Tom Makale

The Kenyan businessman is the owner of Unique Loo Limited, a company that provides and maintains mobile toilets for social gatherings, government functions, seminars, among other events.

For almost 20 years now, Makale has been running these city toilets and has made tremendous profits, out of which he has been able to educate his three children in what he calls prestigious universities abroad – University of Bedfordshire and University of Birmingham.

“All this is money from the toilets,” Makale, who has employed over 60 people said in a recent interview. Though he faces competition from other toilet businesses in the capital, Nairobi, Makale’s company has been able to succeed and continues to provide portable toilets that have the latest technologies and modern sanitation equipment.

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