Expansion to Transport Business

Felix Andrew is a former pupil of Rondo Junior Seminary and grew up in Chikunja village around 7km out of Masasi on the road to Nachingwea. For several years after a start-up loan from The Friends of Masasi and Newala Felix has been running a motorbike taxi service which takes people often to other villages where there is little or no public transport and also into Masasi Town and back. A year ago this business was expanded to include a bajaji. The commonly seen three wheeled taxis with a motobike engine, covered over with a roof. These businesses have worked well and been a lifeline to people sometimes in the middle of the night when they need to go to hospital. Felix has now been able to further expand using capital earned from the business and has taken delivery of an Indian made TVR motorbike, in fetching blue. The business has been able to provide Felix and now two other drivers with work. The income has made a big difference to Felix’s life. He is now connected to the mains electricity supply and can watch TV at home. He has extra viewers when English Premier League matches are on! He has also been able to help his younger sister finish form 4 where she passed very well and is now helping her with a nursing qualification at Ndanda. Capital is often the stumbling block to being able to start a business and Felix has been thankful and faithful in working hard and growing his transport business. Visitors to Masasi would be warmly welcomed in Masasi and conveyed safely! Felix speaks lovely English and would be delighted to show you around! The bike comes in a box and has to be assembled like a lego kit!

Being built!
the bajaji
Felix Andrew – driver

Karibu sana Masasi!


Many of us are familiar with the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes that are filled in many homes, often by children. Mostly, boxes filled in the UK boxes are sent within Europe, but these had made their way from the USA. The recipients of these boxes are the boys of Rondo and smaller children from within the community around the College. The boxes were received with great excitement in the school chapel this Sunday!