A Kenyan financial expert living in Germany is making good money from the manufacture and sale of facemasks in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.
As the Covid-19 disease took a toll in Germany and other parts of the world, the demand for facemasks—which are believed to reduce the risk of being infected—surged.
With many companies producing simple and disposable masks, Koko Kay, a Kenyan woman based in Frankfurt, Germany, decided to make them differently.
The partial-lockdown at work in Frankfurt provided her with ample time to sew fashionable and reusable facemasks using the knowledge she acquired in Home Science in school.
Koko says she solely produces 80 pieces of different classic designs of protective facemasks a day. The demand for her designer facemasks went so high that she had to ask her family members living in the Netherlands to join in to boost production and supply to different parts of Europe and beyond online.
Dubbed Ten Covidmasks, Koko says the masks are made with four layers of carefully selected cotton fabrics for men, women and children of different age groups.
Their selling point is that they are reusable after washing, making them economical.