Aisha is the CEO and Founder of Unique Solutions Ltd., located at the heart of Kampala. Unique Solutions Ltd. is a national-level branding business. It serves many well-known companies in Uganda, including Centenary Bank, the country’s second-largest bank.
Like any other business, Aisha faced a tremendous impact on revenue during the strict COVID-19 lockdowns. As a result, the company had to let go of more than half of its employees to survive the pandemic. Typically, for each large order, Aisha would travel to China to inspect production and the goods before they are loaded into containers and shipped to Uganda. Due to the introduced corona measures, however, she could not go to China in 2020 and 2021 and had to rely on the producers in Shenzhen. Aisha ordered clothes for the entire Stanbic Uganda workforce. What happened next is a young entrepreneur’s nightmare: Two large containers with clothing all in children's sizes arrived. It was a full write-off and almost brought the business down to its knees. Still, with her perseverance, faith, and financial assistance from our local partner in Uganda she managed a come-back.
From simple designing, layouts, t-shirt printing, souvenirs, and company signages, to very large orders of employee uniforms with logo embroideries, Unique Solutions has the workforce and experience to deliver all orders on time. Serving nationwide demand, Aisha requires working capital funding to complete her orders as she is still coping with the losses from the pandemic.