Read about our fellows and the growth of their ventures as they are covered by global news media.
Ten years ago, Moroccan entrepreneur Issam Darui started work as his bus-driver brother’s assistant. In the humming bus stations of the country’ cities, the then 13-year old Darui saw a gap in the public transport market, and the seeds for his company Lagare.ma were sown. Lagare.ma is Morocco’s first electronic bus station where the country’s growing […]
Ifrah Arab, at only twenty years old, mastered the business of last mile distribution in a remote part of Northeastern Kenya. Essential items were not reaching people because of poor infrastructure and high prices, risking health and well being in vulnerable communities. Possessing a social conscience as well as entrepreneurial flair, Ms. Arab approached major […]
For the first ever distribution of the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship to youth, three Anzisha Prize Fellows have been nominated by one of Africa’s most prominent leadership communities. Five days ago, Anzisha Fellows: Fabrice Alomo, Chukwuwezam Obanor and Andrew Mupuya packed their bags to head over to the beautiful country of Mauritius to be recognized amongst […]
While the Prize has already received well over 500 applicants, only around 5% of these are from entrepreneurs in North Africa – mainly Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.
There are some frontier markets in Africa that have only seen one entrepreneur apply for the Anzisha Prize – and we decided to highlight a few.
While in the past there have been a lot fewer women applicants for the Anzisha Prize than men, history also shows these young women can have a considerable social impact in their communities.
“When you have a good idea and that burning desire within to bring change, do not let anyone tell you that you can’t do it,” says Farai Munjoma.
“At first I was doing this just for my mom, but then I realised this could help other people like her in Cameroon, as well as Africa.”
Sirjeff Dennis was five when he witnessed a neighbour lose her seven-month old son to malnutrition, and it created a passion to fight hunger in his community.
Here is how Nigerian Blessing Kwomo (20) started her holistic healthcare company that tackles the cause of illness.
Mabel Suglo shares how her grandmother’s leprosy inspired her to start EcoShoes in Kumasi.
Fabrice Alomo is the Cameroonian entrepreneur behind an innovative business that aims to solve many of the challenges surrounding online shopping in his country.