By the Indepenent Team
When she joined Makerere University in 2011, Precious quickly realized that students didn’t have time to do their own laundry yet they wanted to be smart at all times. The graduate of Adult and Community Education saw a business opportunity of providing the service. “At first it was about doing laundry for friends resident in my hostel. Then I expanded to rent space and launched Clo-Fix Cleaners to accommodate all classes of people including the corporate class,” says Tamale. “While the cleaning job was not the most glamorous for a pretty young woman, at the end of the day I have something reasonable to earn from my sweat.” For obvious reasons, the weekend is her busiest period and her team of five other people.
Success tips; effective documentation and security
One of the unique challenges in the laundry and dry cleaning business arises from issues of missing, stained and damaged clothes. “In order to overcome this challenge, you must adopt effective documentation of items through proper labeling and handling at every stage of the process of dry cleaning the clothes,” Tamale says. Before embarking on cleaning, it is also important to properly read the label on the clothes and then comply with the instructions as stated by the manufacturer