When MTN launched the MTN For Good campaign in February 2020, they had set out to celebrate youths out there that have stepped out of their comfort zones and dared to dream. They also wanted to awaken youths to the fact that dreams can come true if they persued them as is the story as Tony Ayebare a young man with a big dream
“Necessity is a mother of Invention” is a good and adage that Tony Ayebare vividly brings to life.
The young Graduate of information technology wa forced to invent Uganda’s first Online Butchery to fill the gap that was standing between him and Fresh meat
“Back in 2018, I wanted to eat meat but I could not get it easily because I was staying far from the butcher” reminisces Tony Ayebare.
For almost every shopping need today including food, there was an app. Unfortunately, for him and other fresh meat lovers, there was no app for fresh meat delivery.
The Challenge came as a disguised opportunity for Ayebare who decided to invest his information technology knowledge into developing a fresh meat delivery app.
In November 2018, Tony Ayebare launched his Fresh meat delivery app under the name “Online Butchery” and todate, the app is connecting meat buyers to butcheries where they can order fresh meats of all kind and have delivered to their doorsteps.
“We have a variety of meat such as Goats,beef, lamb, rabbit and fish so you can order any meat of your choice and have it delivered to your doorstep. We particularly ensure that the meat is organic with no chemicals and we offer reliability.” Ayebare says.
Despite the initial discouragement he got from skeptical people, Ayebare dared to chase his dream
“In the beginning many people didn’t believe in the idea but I sank all my effort in my dream and close to three years now, the business has taken off and it’s slowly paying off” Ayebare says.
Ayebare has broad vision of his company and he intends to make the online butchery a household name. He also dreams becoming a big meat exporter in East African region and beyond.
If you have the idea, Ayebare advises you to start. Otherwise it remains an idea. He also maintains that you don’t need to lots of money to start a business but rather, a proper plan and commitment.
He for instance, started with UGX 150,000 shs for buying a domain name, approached butcheries with good meat and discussed the possibility of helping them sale their meat for a commission, which they gladly agreed to.
As a winner the For Good campaign, Ayebare will receive support from MTN Uganda including a fully paid business mentorship program that is already ongoing that will help him manage his company better.