Updated: Mar 25, 2020
Access to clean water is a huge challenge in most informal settlements especially in Kibera, the home to more than 1 million people according to various sources.
Steven Ochieng (founder of WaterMark Springs) has been in Kibera for more than 20 years.
Having grown experiencing the challenges lack of access to clean water in Kibera causes, Steven was inspired to start WaterMark Spring a business that would enable residents of Kibera to access clean water through various water vendor points and jerircans thus avoid the hustle of having to walk long distances to access water.In this episode, Steven Ochieng shares his inspiration story an how he has been able to grow his business from just an idea to owning one distribution point and various serving the various villages of Kibera through his jericans. He also share how his business has impacted the lives of Kibera.
Steven advises any youth who would like to start a business to first of all assess if they are being driven by the right motives and passion for the kind of business they want to start, since that is what will enable them to succeed even when things seem to be tough.
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