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Starting a commercial cleaning company in Kigali

I was planning to start a commercial cleaning company in Kigali. I do not know if this is a good idea.  Not sure whether I will be able to get clients (contracts) since I never lived in Kigali before. Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks.

Hi, what do you mean by cleaning service ? As the government already collect the garbage to all citizens and security fees. I'd suggest laundry service instead :) You can send me a private message if you like

What I meant is cleaning buildings like malls, offices etc... I do not kmow if there are companies who do that in Kigli. In the west companies do get contracts for those kind of services. Thanks

Oh I see, yes there are such companies but maybe you can offer best and join the competition !

Unfortunately I would not recommend it for a foreigner.  This is because you will need a good number of local hire (which will form the backbone of the cleaning company), but unfortunately there is a language barrier, local hires at that level easily give up looking for better opportunity (quite understandable) and many are literally from the village and need quite a bit of supervision and training.. before leaving and one has to start all over again. Would not recommend it as my honest opinion!

Noted. Your recommendation is much appreciated. Thanks

Don't be put down by opinions.if you think of it as a business then just go for it.its all about competition who knows you could make a difference

Thanks a lot.

Sorry for late response here.

I wd advise to proceed with the idea and do it more proffesionally and you will win the game/ market. The challenge of illiterate workers will be solved by providing on job trainings which will be also done by literates you will work with.

Hopefully this will make a difference and succeed in Yr operations.

Sorry for late response here.

I wd advise to proceed with the idea and do it more proffesionally and you will win the game/ market. The challenge of illiterate workers will be solved by providing on job trainings which will be also done by literates you will work with.

Hopefully this will make a difference and succeed in Yr operations.

Sorry for late response here.

I wd advise to proceed with the idea and do it more proffesionally and you will win the game/ market. The challenge of illiterate workers will be solved by providing on job trainings which will be also done by literates you will work with.

Hopefully this will make a difference and succeed in Yr operations.

Thanks a lot for your advice. Actually I had already put it on hold due to language barrier as per one of the advice below. I plan to come and visit Kigali this year and explore more. My initial plan was to start a professional cleaning company as you said. Will see what happens when I visit. You never know It is not too late yet.

Your comment is much appreciated.

Happy New Year.

Thanks.

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