Overcoming Bracelet Business Teething Problems

When Dnm Dupris Dieume Ndalwana, founder of Kélé Craft, heard that Erich & Spare Key wanted to have his bracelets at an event in the US he was over the moon. When he heard that he wanted 800 of them he couldn’t believe it. And then, when he heard that they needed to be ready in one month he didn’t know how to pull it off.

Even for an established handicraft business, especially one that didn’t employ others this would be quite a feat. Dupris, did not have the experience, staff or materials to be able to deliver on time. What he did have, however, was the will, the drive and the courage to seek guidance.

Together with several members of the Local Impact Team, he managed to develop a cost-benefit estimate that took into account training a core team of people supporting him, train the individuals and split the workload to make it manageable.

Pictured: 800 bracelets & accomplishment

Pictured: 800 bracelets & accomplishment

It took a great deal of commitment and heart, but the team pulled through. A great milestone for Kélé Craft as a business, a major accomplishment for the community of Nakivale gaining access to the global economy, as well as for Promise Hub and our goal of empowering the Rising Billions!

Dupris already working on his second order, this time he’s also shipping paintings!

Dupris already working on his second order, this time he’s also shipping paintings!

Diana Beata Krueger