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2023-10-25  Max Heinrich

Arts graduate opens cleaning business

ONGWEDIVA – Dipoiso Victor Simasiku opened his own cleaning services company some three years back after being unemployed for a whole year.

The diploma in performing arts
graduate who is passionate about cleaning and being in a clean space set on a life-changing journey to save up some starting capital and start his own business named Ivuya Cleaning Services.

“I had been unemployed for quite some time and realised that job-seeking was not taking me anywhere. Creating a cleaning company was the easiest business to start as it did not require much to begin with,
be it starting up money or cleaning resources,” said Simasiku.

The cleaning services company has its main branch in Windhoek and several branches in Swakopmund, Oshakati, Ongwediva, and Walvis Bay, and has so far created employment for eight full-time employees and one part-time employee.

With such a flourishing company that provides spotless services, Simasiku (28) highlighted that the journey was not easy and that there were a few bumps along the way. “My biggest first challenge was penetrating the cleaning industry as it is quite a saturated market with a lot of players involved. Finding ways on how to be competitive was also challenging,” he said.

Simasiku further maintained that finding ways to create a solid guaranteed income without always relying on tender presented a challenge of its own and finding new strategies and innovative cleaning solutions that are not yet implemented in the market was not easy.

His biggest success so far is creating employment for other youths and rendering cleaning services to big companies and schools. “I also offer face-to-face cleaning services one-day classes to those interested in starting their own cleaning companies or simply to house helpers that want to do an extra excellent job at cleaning their employers’ houses,” said Simasiku.

When it come to the struggling youth, Simasiku urged them to explore themselves in the sense that they should take time to know and find out what their gift is.

“My belief is, you will always remain limited, frustrated, and struggling if you continue having a dependence syndrome. Depending on the government or on a company to hire you or having hope that someone will come to bail you out, that should not be the case,” urged Simasiku.


2023-10-25  Max Heinrich

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