If you have been to Lake Victoria perhaps the water hyacinth is not a sighting that attracts your eyes. The water hyacinth has not only spoilt the natural beauty of the lake but also affected the livelihoods.
Takawiri Enterprise has taken the initiative to utilize the obnoxious weed to produce paper that can be used to make gift bags, envelops, photo albums among others. Michael and his group members comprising of both men, women and youth utilize their skills to clean up the lake and utilize the plant to make paper.
Currently, the paper production is manual and tedious thus they look forward to buying machines in-order to improve efficiency of the project and increase the income thus improved livelihoods.
Though commercialization of using water hyacinth is illegal, i believe this is a “little thing” they are doing that is worthy cause.