Publication of educational children's books

Andrew Waweru

Kiambu, Kenya

100% paid forward



Andrew Waweru

Member since

October 2019

On-time repayments

31 installments  •  84%

About Me

I was born in Nairobi. As a child I enjoyed learning and doing experiments. Attended the local public schools and studied up to degree level at at th Jomo Kenyatta University of agricultre and Technology where I studied electrical engineering and graduated.
After graduation I worked as a technician for three years. My interest in e-learning led me to start a business developing local content for schools called Gwiji software. The business was featured on Business Daily April 4 2008.

Challenges in schools compelled me to work as a part time lecturer in one of the local colleges.
In the year 2016 I registered Takajua multimedia Developers to develop multimedia content.
Where I live there is a tree with birds of which give interesting melodies and the land is beautiful especially on sunny days.

My Business

Takajua Multimedia main work is to telling stories online.

The business involves content development and illustration, scripting - posting or uploading of the story. The illustrations are appealing and help in learning.

The schools are closed and many are looking for online solutions. So far I have the website and the youtube channel takajua and registered the business Takajua Multimedia. Content development takes time and requires a pc with stable internet connection.

I chose this business because I saw the need for illustrative learning in understanding concepts in stories and also because I like working and helping children to learn. I am also good in illustration.

To develop a single video lasting an average of 3 min takes about a week to create. If they are good with time they will attract audience. The paltform can then be used to market other related products.

The proceeds can be used to get a stable income or even take the business to another level. .

Now because of the pandemic I am online to tell stories and make small documentaries for children and young people. You can see the site

Project Proposal

The funds will be used to create awareness of the author online on social media so that buyers get to connect or even share views on topics related. This will increase the confidence of the buyers. The funds will be used to have a reliable internet connection and access to resources and information related to creating social media awareness. the funds will also be used to publish another book as part of the marketing campaign.

As a first time author it will boost my profile online as a Kiswahili children's book author and will increase sales of the book. The books will not only enhance my profile but also encourage children to read and to take care of the environment.

Since its the first time doing it online I expect a minimum of 5%

My Videos

Mar 10, 2023: Introducing me





Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Aug 4, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $10.92

Pay It Forward contribution: $32.78

Optional expediting fee: $26.22



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