Noah Walakira

  • Year Selected: 2014
  • Age at selection: 21
  • Venture: Namirembe Sweater Makers
  • Country: Uganda
  • Sector: Consumer Products


Meet Noah, a young ugandan man, eager to tackle the growing unemployment rate in his community. He formed Namirembe Sweater Makers,to not only solve this issue in his environ but those around him.

Light bulb moment:

  • 14 years old
  • Started a community based organization, knitting sweaters, to tackle unemployment.
  • Used earnings to put himself and other employees through school

Where are we now:

  • 20 members
  • Partnered with 43 schools countrywide, now working with school uniform companies.

Future plans:

  • Purchase own equipment to enabling delivery on large scale contracts.
  • Set up similar projects in communities throughout Uganda

Support Noah on his enterpreneurial journey.