Sector i.e Agriculture, Energy, Arts/Entertainment, Plastics etc: 
Plastic Up-Cycling
About the Business: 

Born in 1941, Benedicta Nanyongo worked with Bank of Uganda from 1977 to 2001 as a note examiner. Following her retirement, she developed a hobby making accessories from disposed straws. Benedicta realized the positive impact her hobby has on the environment and could provide numerous employment opportunities for women and youths in Uganda. Today she formalized this business and exports her products to various parts of the world.

  • Hand bags
  • Clothes
  • Earrings
  • Shoppings bags
  • Table clothes
Support Needed: 
  1. Financing
  2. Machinery to modify the straws
  3. Access to more markets