"Sema Hapana" ("Say 'No' To Drugs") - illustrated kids' book

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 takajua.com 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 takajua.com.

Project Proposal

The project is about creating an illustrated book for children on drug abuse. The work will be presented at a forum attended by children at the main Kenya National Library in the course of this month. The book will have colorful eye catching illustrations to help understand the negative side of drugs.

The head of the library was encouraged by the initiative as many children and young people attend the library. He also suggested that the same be done for the youth as they are the group that is mostly affected.

The funds will be used to research both online and offline(at the library). A portion of it will be used to print a few copies of the book to go round at the presentation day which will be at the library.

If successful the book will mark my entry as an author of children's books. The children will be more informed about the uses and dangers of drugs and this will help them be good responsible citizens.

Excluding editing costs I expect a profit of 30% from the initial sales as the number of copies will be determined by the available funds.

My Videos

Mar 10, 2023: Introducing me





Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

May 21, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $24.28



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