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I´m Esther Katungwa from Kitui county. I´ve been working for Kiboko Leisure wear since 1997. I work as a machinist in the T-Shirt line. From my employment I have managed to help my husband to raise our children and to educate them.
My name is Ruth Caster from Machakosi county. I´ve started working at Kiboko Leisure Wear in 2021 in the stitching department as a machinist. My employment helps me to sustain my family.
My name is Daniel Makau from Machakos Country. I have been working for Kiboko Leisure Wear since 1999. I started as a stores assistant. I was promoted to a stores manager where I´m in charge of all the raw materials used in production. From my employment I started a small business with my wife and I´ve managed to educate my children.
My name is Puriti Kanini from Makueni county. I´ve been working for Kiboko Leisure Wear since 2005 in the cutting department as a quality controller. From my employment I have developed my rural home and sent my children to school.
I´m Micheal Githinji from Nyeri county. I´ve been working for Kiboko Leisure wear since 1990 in the cutting department. From my employment I bought a piece of land and educated my family.
I´m Komu Muema from Kitui county. I have been working for Kiboko Leisure Wear since 2017 as a machinist in the T-Shirt line. From my employment I have managed to build a house for my family.
My name is Isaac Muema from Makueni county. I´ve been working for Kiboko Leisure wear since 2004 in the cutting department as a cutter. From my employment I have started a small farm where I grow and sell fruits.
My name is Damianah Mwelu from Makueni county. I have been working for Kiboko Leisure Wear since 2002. I started at the Kikoy knotting but was promoted in 2017 as a stores assistant. From my employment I have educated my two daughters to campus level.
My name is Angela Mukai from Kitui county. I have been working for Kiboko Leisure Wear since 2000. I work at the stitching department as a trimmer and quality controller. From my employment I have raised and educated my children
Hi, good to have you around! My name is Martin and I´m living in Stuttgart with my girlfriend and our little son.
I never actually intended to work in the fashion industry, but life itself writes the craziest stories.
I suppose this is one of them.
I traveled to Tanzania for the first time in 2008 to work as an English teacher at a small primary school for several months.
Before I left back home, one of the students, back then 7-year-old Abigail gave me a letter with a little drawing as a goodbye present.
The drawing showed a little cartoon-like character, next to it the written words "Love You". Back in Germany, I printed the drawing on a T-shirt, just to have a special memory and a constant reminder of the time in Tanzania.
I kept in touch with the teachers and parents of many students from Tanzania. Thereby I found out that Abigail's parents were having trouble paying her school fees.
As a student, working part time on a construction site to pay my own college fees I tried to find a way to support Abigail. So I started printing Abigail's drawing on shirts and selling them to family, friends and then to friends of friends until more and more people demanded one of these unique shirts. I printed the shirts with a small printing press that I had bought on Ebay and over the next few months our shared apartment gradually became a printing department and warehouse for T-Shirts.
By selling these shirts I was able to pay Abigail's school fees for the next few years- That was the beginning of Kipepeo-Clothing.
Until today, Kipepeo is a self-financed, owner-managed and award-winning social enterprise that has grown independently over the years. We are proud of our great team in Germany, Tanzania and Kenya and what we have created since 2008.
We are with both feet on the ground and we do our work with joy and pride. I think that's the main reason why Kipepeo has been around for so long.
We are happy if you take the time to find out more about Kipepeo on our website.
My name is Justus. I am 40 years old from Nyamira County. I joined Kiboko in the year 2010 as a general laborer (trimmer and checker). In 2013, I was promoted to stores department, where I do final checking and packing. In 2014, I started saving my salary and managed to open a M-Pesa shop, where I have employed two people. The extra income earned from my shop helps me pay the school fees for my children. I am looking forward to enlarging my business so that I may employ more people. This is a very good reason as to why I like working for Kiboko Leisure Wear.
My name is Jane from Muranga County. I am 45 years old. I joined Kiboko in the year 2007 as an over-lock machinist. In my twelve years of experience I can now over-lock all kind of garment in less time. From my salary I was able to save money over a period of three years. I also got a loan from Kibos self-help group and bought a cow. One year later I started milking and as of now I am getting 30 liters per day selling each liter for 40 Shilling. The extra income is really helping me to meet my expenses. I am grateful to our director (Sabine Hüster), who encourages us to save money to start a business of our own. Below is a photo of my cow:
My name is Rose from Laikipia County. I am 45 years old. I joined Kiboko in the year 1998 and was employed as a general laborer. I was then promoted to the design department to assist the designer. So far, I have gained experience in cutting of garments and patterns. While in Kiboko, I have been saving parts of my salary and taking small loans from cooperative societies. This has enabled me to buy a small piece of land in Nairobi, on which I have almost finished building my very own house. Soon I will move to my new home and stop paying house rent. This is a very good reason why I like working for Kiboko. Many thanks to Kiboko Leisure Wear. Below is a photo of my new home.
My name is Robert. I am from the Western part of Kenya. I work for Kiboko Leisure Wear Ltd as a machine operator. I joined the firm in the year 2006. The Kibos self-help group gave me a loan of one hundred thousand shillings to start a small business. I used the amount to purchase the sewing machine pictured above. I have since then employed two people in my workshop. I am delighted to own a tailoring shop which helps me paying the school fees for my two children who are in form one and three, respectively. I am grateful to be employed at Kiboko Leisure Wear and for our Kibos self-help group. Below is a photo of my son in high school.
My name is Augustine from Machakos County. I am 37 years old. I joined Kiboko Leisure Wear in the year 2007, employed as a general laborer (i.e. trimming of loose threads and ironing). In 2016, I was promoted to the cutting department where I learned more including the correct laying and cutting of fabric. Again, I was promoted In July 2018 to the production department, to oversee planning and tracking timings for all items stitched. In addition, I am also multi-tasking while updating fabric stocks and muster rolls and delivering any other job assigned to me. Many thanks to my director (Sabine Hüster) for allowing me to grow professionally and am grateful for all the opportunities. From my salary I was able to save, I managed to buy one cow. Hopefully in the next two years I will start milking and earn some extra income. Below is a photo of my cow grazing.
My name is Joseph from Mitaboni Sub County. I am 45 years old. I joined Kiboko in 1996 as one of their first employees. I started as a general laborer and was trained as a cutter. Over the years I gained a lot of experience and was eventually promoted as the head of cutting department. I am also in charge of organizing any repair works within the company and I open and close the factory daily. Through working for Kiboko and loans of Kibos Sacco, I have saved for a period of two years and therefore managed to take my wife to college, where she graduated with a diploma in Pharmacy. Now she is employed at one of the hospitals in Nairobi. In 2013, I also saved enough money so that I could build a house and bought an over-lock machine and a water tank. Many thanks to the director (Sabine Hüster) of Kiboko Leisure Wear.
My name is Alfred from Western Kenya. I am 42 years old. I joined Kiboko in 2009 as a flat lock operator. In addition to working at Kiboko, I also do hand embroidery which gives me an additional income. In 2010, I was introduced to Kibos Sacco. I took a loan of sixty thousand shilling and started building a house in my hometown. Below is a photo of the house.
My name is Veronica from Kitui County. I am 40 years old. I joined Kiboko Leisure Wear in 2003 as a general laborer (trimming and checking). In 2009, I was promoted to the stores department where I ensure that all deliveries are done in order. From my savings, I managed to purchase a motorbike and founded a transport company where I am employing one person. Below is a photo of my motorbike.