Entrepreneur Stories

Read about our fellows and the growth of their ventures as covered by the Anzisha Team.

Four promising young businesspeople from African frontier markets

April 21st, 2016 by

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.

The young women entrepreneurs looking to champion Africa

April 14th, 2016 by

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.

The young Zimbabwean with a free online classroom for students

March 17th, 2016 by

“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.

Cameroonian puts diabetes to flight with tea manufacturing business

March 10th, 2016 by

“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.”

How a 17-year-old started a poultry business in the slums of Dar es Salaam

February 18th, 2016 by

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.

Meet the young woman with a healthcare service for Nigeria’s low-income families

February 4th, 2016 by

Here is how Nigerian Blessing Kwomo (20) started her holistic healthcare company that tackles the cause of illness.

Young Ghanaian builds footwear company with a difference

December 22nd, 2015 by

Mabel Suglo shares how her grandmother’s leprosy inspired her to start EcoShoes in Kumasi.

How this 22-year-old aims to shake up online shopping in Cameroon

December 21st, 2015 by

Fabrice Alomo is the Cameroonian entrepreneur behind an innovative business that aims to solve many of the challenges surrounding online shopping in his country.

Young Tanzanian switching on rural areas with solar energy

October 29th, 2015 by

‘Electricity supply is really important for the development of a country. Without electricity, New York or Johannesburg would just be villages.’

Drivers get a motorbike: The Ugandan with a clever model for e-commerce delivery

October 28th, 2015 by

Daniel Mukisa has developed a strategic business and employee remuneration model that has helped his e-commerce delivery service grow quickly in Uganda.

The inspiring young South African behind a township textile company

October 21st, 2015 by

Karidas Tshintsholo (20) is a young South African entrepreneur who is defying the odds.

Young Ivorian wants people to view agriculture as a legitimate business

September 23rd, 2015 by

Ivorian Gabriel Kombassere (18) is young, passionate and determined. He is also a social entrepreneur who wants Africa’s youth to start viewing agriculture as a viable business option.