Rehema Namaganda is a graduate of Makerere University Business School and the CEO of WePrinteries, a screen printing business that prints fabric.
Rehema was a part of the 2016 cohort of the fit for life program. She used to sell ladies’ clothes for a living until she joined fit for life and got the idea of printing garments and fabric. She started out by getting orders from clients and having them printed at her colleague’s shop in the city center at a lower price and then taking a little commission herself. But observing the workers there made her realize how easy the work was and that’s when she decided to learn how to print for herself. That’s how “Weprinteries” was birthed.
Rehema was still a student at the university at the time and she was in the process of finding an office space because her clients kept demanding to meet and discuss business at her office. She finally found office space in the city center at a building called Mini price. Two months after Weprinteries was up and running, many similar businesses started coming into the same building with better equipment so this pushed Rehema to learn better methods of printing and she used YouTube to learn these methods and how the better equipment worked.
All this while, Rehema was also receiving training and coaching through our Fit for Life program. Through Fit for life she was helped to acquire a printing machine along with all the other equipment she needed to produce high quality prints. She in turn started getting more clients from other churches because of the work she had delivered for The City Church. As the business grew further even individuals started ordering for prints for birthdays, schools, to mention but a few.
Having competitors in the same building affected the price of the printed fabric greatly and negatively but this pushed Rehema to look for a new location. This move was a very huge blessing as it lessened her competition and improved the quality of her customer service. This was until the Covid-19 global pandemic. After the lockdown, Rehema closed shop and she decided to work from home. Business was definitely slower after the lockdown. She also had just gotten married. The plan was to reopen Weprinteries in January 2022 but then a baby came along. Weprinteries finally re-launched bigger and better this year in February in a new space and has added a photo studio to the business premises.