Publishing educational books and videos

Andrew Waweru

Kiambu, Kenya

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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 continue with the work i had started. One book has already been published on Amazon though the platform it is not as popular especially in Africa. However since more and more people are using mobile phones and other digital devices I believe Amazon will be more popular.
The youtube channel takajua will be another way of captivating my audiences and promoting the books as well. This is to be done in Kiswahili as before. Initially there was doubt as to whether Amazon supports kiswahili and the first book proved it possible.
I will have to recruit fellow authors or readers(fans) to promote or add voice to enhance my social media profile.
The blog to be updated and maintained with content to support the books and video.

The popularity of content can make takajua a good platform to promote other related products by advertising and set a target of 10,000 subscribers in 3 months on its youtube channel -takajua.

My Videos

Mar 10, 2023: Introducing me





Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Amount requested


Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $14.19

Pay It Forward contribution: $53.94



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  • Duncan Otieno    Mar 19, 2023

    Keep up the good work

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  • Andrew Waweru    Mar 10, 2023

    Jambo guys - looking forward to finish what I had started. The first book is still on Amazon website. More has to be done to improve sales especially on the profile and complete the second book. In the previous investment I did attempt but was disrupted by other matters.. now am ready .

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  • Andrew Waweru    Jan 1, 2023

    Jambo..been off air just relocated..will get in touch..

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  • Andrew Waweru    Nov 30, 2022

    Hi people - I hope you are all well ,the paper back version has been approved. Now going for the second

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  • Andrew Waweru    Nov 22, 2022

    Jambo guys, the paperbook version of the first book has been approved. the illustrations for this one are much better. Go to the link

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  • Andrew Waweru    Nov 16, 2022

    Hi all, just redone the first book 'sema hapana kwa vijidudu' part of building my profile. Thanks for following..

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  • Andrew Waweru    Nov 8, 2022

    Hi people, I have had to change the first book which I feel was more a test on amazon and self publishing. this time the pictures will be better. Thank you all

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  • Andrew Waweru    Oct 25, 2022

    Hi good people - still working to beat the target. The next book is coming. working on my profile. more patience

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  • Andrew Waweru    Oct 11, 2022

    Hi all , I hope you are all well, working on the book to beat this month deadline. Just discussed briefly with a local printer about having 500 copies. The deal is fair in comparison with Amazon whose selling price is more though they publish and issue ISBN free.

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  • Andrew Waweru    Oct 7, 2022

    Jambo Zidisha community - some challenges here and there but working on my profile as author and story teller. Yesterday I was not able to configure the installment amount. No internet at the time but I managed to send the amount I usually send. No sales yet from the first book amazon reach is limited only to Amazon users or people familiar with the author working on this one
    The book is coming up..

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  • Andrew Waweru    Sep 22, 2022

    Hi people - its been a while. Working on my presentation and illustration skills and followers for the launch. So far so good just some patience required. Thanks

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  • Andrew Waweru    Sep 7, 2022

    Hi people I hope you are all well. I am working onthe book 'sema hapana kwa ukataji miti' this time I want the the launch to be greater than the previous. I have had to change/improve my illustration skill to be good happy. follow me on facebook - takajua

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  • Andrew Waweru    Aug 25, 2022

    Hamjambo , I hope you are well. I am working on my profile so as to be known and accessible. Still working on the next book 'sema hapana kwa ukataji miti' a series for children. I have adjusted the amount to give time to write as I work on the presentation.

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  • Andrew Waweru    Aug 23, 2022

    Hi, people. Its been a while(voting season) but I was still working. I am slowly building my profile online and offline as well. I met the head librarian(knlbs) and was advised to consult with national library dept.
    What they require of any writer is Kshs 1500/- for the ISBN (initially I had quoted 500/). And two print copies (test/specimen) for their storage and copyright.
    I am working on the next book and improve on the illustration. Inspiration is key for motivation. cheers

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  • Andrew Waweru    Aug 11, 2022

    Hi - I hope you are all well. Working on the next book in the series 'sema hapana'. It will be either'sema hapana ; tupande miti' or 'sema hapana tusikate miti'. Meaning say no and lets plant trees or say no to cutting of trees. Slowly building my profile to boost sales.

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  • Andrew Waweru    Aug 4, 2022

    Jambo ! Thanks again for your kind gesture. The funds will be used to do online marketing and promotion of the book(s). I am currently doing one. This will include internet, social media marketing and access to library facilities. There will be meetings/consultation with various peoples like teachers children parents (both offline/online ) .
    Saying thanks again

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  • Andrew Waweru    Aug 3, 2022

    Hi people - I can say I am now author with one book in Amazon. The previous loan made me appreciate the effort taken to self publish. The feedback I am getting is that more has to be done on my part as the author. this means I have to do self promotion so as to get potential buyers to actually buy the book. Meanwhile am working on another book to have it alongside with the first one. I intend to have it as a series.

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  • Andrew Waweru    Jul 29, 2022

    Hamjambo ! Its been a while. I hope you are well. I am working on a follow up book after 'Sema hapana kwa vijidudu' . I changed the title a bit to ' Sema hapana kwa ukataji miti'. This is part of building my profile. Attached is the cover page

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  • Andrew Waweru    Jul 21, 2022

    Hi good people, still working on the next book a series " Sema hapana kwa jangwa" or say no to desert /deforestation. This will boost my profile which I am working on. No sales this month from the book .. am unknown

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