Wrappin’ Life Through Business

the true value in a business plan

THE TRUE VALUE IN A BUSINESS PLAN

in the beginning, the idea of writing a business plan felt like such a daunting task. Sitting down to specify your target audience, and (gasp) putting together profit/loss projections honestly just felt like a burden. To be honest, the real reason we had such a hard time was we only had a general idea of […]

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Blossom where you are

BLOSSOM WHERE YOU ARE

There’s a plant that started growing through the concrete path right outside the door to my house. I noticed it when it was about 4 inches tall. It’s not the first time I’ve seen plants growing in “strange” places but for some reason this one impressed me so much that I asked the gardener not […]

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AFFA Head Wrap In Progress

CAN WE TRUST THE PROCESS?

There was a time when we doubted the practicality of running a handmade in Kenya business full-time. Where were the guarantees that people would like the product enough to buy it? Out of a mix of necessity and curiosity we chose to dive in and see. Would we sink or swim? We needed a lot […]

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How to package a head wrap

THE WAY WE LEARNED HOW TO PACKAGE A HEAD WRAP

The first market we attended in 2017 was the K1 Flea Market. It was the first Sunday of January. We were still pretty young in the wrap journey and didn’t even know how to properly set up our space. That’s a story for another day. For now, here’s the story about how to package a […]

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Wraps by AFFA Nairobi

THE GIRL THAT DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO TIE A HEAD WRAP

One question that we always get, whether it’s at a market or during one on one interactions is, ‘How did you come up with or decide to make these pre-tied head wraps?’ – that’s paraphrased of course. The answer is, we kinda just stumbled into it. So here’s the story of how not to tie […]

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Shea Butter And Other Secrets Of the Nile

  I first tried Shea Butter during my first visit to Kampala, Uganda some years ago. It had come from the North in a small yellow kibui (jerry can), was quite liquidy in its consistency and was a dark sap green in colour. Also, it smelled. Not putrid, but the smell of that mixture a […]

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