IN order for a country to flourish in business it requires successful entrepreneurs and innovators and for this reason, KreTuva Investment aims to open doors of opportunity to the youth.
KreTuva which was established in 2013, was awarded an interest free loan of N$50 000 in 2017 by the David Namwandi Trust to purchase equipment and software for the company, during the commemoration of World Entrepreneurs Day.
KreTuva is a combined name for Kretus and Tuvahanga, a husband-and-wife business based in the Oshana Region.
The company has thus far employed five people, which include out-of-school youths and provides printing services across the country.
Speaking to Informanté, Elizabeth Ileka one of the founders, said that they came up with the idea of providing printing services after realizing the demand for printing services not only in the north but across the country.
“If I recall my time as a student at Polytechnic, students used to queue up just to make copies or print their study guides because the printing facilities were limited,” she said.
According to her, they started with printing books and supplying and installing cameras in Windhoek, and later moved to Ongwediva.
“So far we have rendered our services to the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Ministry of Information Communication and Technology, Ministry of Justice and the general public,” she stated.
Apart from providing printing services, the duo also ventured into CCTV installation to interested shop owners and public, with the aim of combating crime.
Ileka stated that by doing so, it will also assist government at combating crimes and boost the skills of her husband, who is an IT Technician that enjoys doing that.