-This week on faces of Ghana, YEN.com.gh features a young entrepreneur.
-He is a final year Information Studies and Economics Student of the University of Ghana.
-He has been in business for about four years now, making money from old car tyres.
Jeffrey Kwabena Yeboah, CEO of Ripples Interior is a self-motivated young man.
He says the business started while in Level 200 at the University.
According to him, as a result of financial difficulties, he started buying carpets, stickers, wallpapers and other accessories for fellow students.
He recalls how his name became a household one among almost all his peers with the help of social media.
Jeffrey says just around that time, he sighted a news article asserting to the havoc old car tires were causing to the environment.
This news item coupled with a research he had conducted informed his decision to cash in on these waste materials.
Initially, he would brand and decorate these tyres and give them away to his already existing customers but with time, he decided to focus on adding more value and costing the tyres.
Jeffrey, who currently has employed some other people, now makes coffee tables and other accessories with the car tyres under the brand name, Ripples Interior.
He explains that he can now carter for his fees, personal expenses and the salaries of his employees.
His passion for the wellbeing of other people has led him to establish a mini library for the less privileged children of Madina, the community where his shop is located.
“If I look at where I’m coming from and the experiences I’ve had, there is this burning passion within me to do all I can for others not to have similar experiences” he added.
The young entrepreneur attributes part of his success to fellow members of the Commonwealth Hall also known as the Vandals of the University of Ghana.
“My fellow Vandals have been very instrumental in pushing my brand” Jeffrey reiterated.
His advice to fellow young people is for them to be extremely passionate about all they do and handle it wholeheartedly.