Tayo Uniforms ("Tayo") is a female owned and operated manufacturing business that sells high quality and affordable uniforms to schools, corporations, and other entities across Somaliland. In order to meet growing demand, Tayo needed capital to further expand its manufacturing capability and procure bulk fabric from abroad.
With Shuraako’s assistance, Tayo Uniforms obtained financing in 2015 and procured bulk fabric and sewing materials. The purchase of bulk materials allowed Tayo to double its output and reduce unit prices by 44% for its customers.
Building on this success and the subsequent skills gained through participating in the Shuraako-facilitated Work in Progress! business development training program, Tayo secured additional funding in 2017 to further expand its production capacity. This has allowed the company to manufacture and additional 6,500 uniforms, following the first year of investment.