Thursday, May 23, 2024

Kenyan Man Quits Betting, Builds Over KSh 1 Million Laptop Business in Nairobi

  • Edwin Nganyi, an entrepreneur, skilled the pitfalls of betting firsthand, realising it typically results in a fantasy life and struggling for almost all
  • Nganyi made the troublesome resolution to stop betting, recognising it worsened his monetary state of affairs and total well-being
  • Nganyi transitioned from betting to entrepreneurship, beginning a laptop computer enterprise in Nairobi whereas balancing his last yr of college research

Elijah Ntongai, a journalist at, has greater than three years of monetary, enterprise, and know-how analysis experience, offering insights into Kenyan and world traits.

Life in universities, particularly in Nairobi, might be very costly, and in consequence, many college students flip to betting in an try and earn some cash.

Starting laptop business in Nairobi, Kenya.
Edwin Nganyi is the founder and proprietor of ECB Applied sciences. Picture: Edwin Nganyi.
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That is the expertise that Edwin Nganyi discovered himself in instantly after he landed on the college.

How betting is an issue amongst Kenyans

Talking to Nganyi mentioned that when he was in campus, he thought if he received a guess, it may increase his pocket cash as a result of campus life was fairly costly.

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He defined that betting is an actual downside that makes many individuals reside in a fantasy world.

“l realised betting is for few fortunate ones however majority are enormously affected” Nganyi remarked.

“I didnt have any supply of earnings so it was very laborious to stop as a result of l had nice hopes in profitable bets since l was nice analyst.The second l realised my state of affairs was worsening l needed to stop and since l was a scholar l didnt have a lot strain of life,” Nganyi mentioned.

Nganyi defined that quitting betting was one of many hardest choices he needed to make on the time, and following via made it even more durable.

How Nganyi began promoting laptops

In an interview on the Hustle Yangu Present on YouTube, Nganyi defined that he had constructed a private model title via varied campus actions, so he obtained a gig advertising and marketing and promoting laptops from one of many retailers in Nairobi.

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“When l began the enterprise l didnt have funds to help my enterprise so was incomes from commissions which was nice hustle. Balancing enterprise and college was difficult as a result of l began enterprise when l was in fourth yr.

Transition from enterprise scholar to a tech man was difficult as a result of in tech there’s a lot you might want to be taught and techniques maintain altering. l managed to create methods the place enterprise may pay itself because it superior to the subsequent stage,” Nganyi defined in an unique interview with

He marketed the laptops on social media, and after getting some prospects, he determined it was time to change into his personal boss and begin his personal hustle, and he went on to ascertain ECB Applied sciences.

How a lot cash does it price to begin the laptop computer enterprise?

Nganyi defined that he wanted about KSh 250,000 to open a store in Nairobi CBD. This didn’t embrace the inventory.

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“I wanted round KSh 250k to open my first store unique of inventory. Hire was KSh 25k, advertising and marketing was was larger than different bills and l had few items of laptops however I had hopes my enterprise would develop. After rising the enterprise on inventory and gross sales, l expanded to an even bigger place as a result of the primary store was very small however actually helped me.

Now, enterprise is sweet and we thank God rising from zero to over KSh 1 million in worth is one thing which has motivated me and taught me that something is feasible; it’s only a matter of time and consistency.”

On how he managed to develop his enterprise, Nganyi mentioned,

“I used digital areas by creating good advertising and marketing methods and consistency. l constructed belief between ECB Applied sciences and shopper made me get many purchasers on-line who grew to become buddies in enterprise.”

The entrepreneur suggested different Kenyans trying to begin companies to not concern and go for it.

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“Don’t concern beginning that dream whether or not it really works or not you’ll achieve expertise,” Nganyi concluded.

How Kenyan girl constructed Airbnb enterprise with KSh 100k

Earlier, Yvonne Kagondu, a Kenyan entrepreneur and co-founder of ICP Hub Kenya, advised that she ventured into the internet hosting enterprise in 2022 as a facet hustle.

Kagondu launched her Airbnb enterprise with an preliminary financial savings of KSh 100,000, and she or he shared her errors and classes realized within the enterprise.

From the outset, Yvonne dedicated to offering an distinctive expertise for her company, going above and past the everyday facilities.

Proofreading by Nyambura Guthua, journalist and replica editor at


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