Plastic bags ban gave me a business breakthrough

Wanjiku Njenga. She runs a kiondo business that she hopes will create more job opportunities. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • When Kenya banned the use of plastic carrier bags in 2017, a business opportunity landed on her laps.
  • Wanjiku still has challenges getting clients to see the value of her work, to see why a kiondo would cost thousands of shillings.

When most people see a handmade kiondo, they think of an old woman with sisal and knitting wool whiling away time.

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