Anzisha Fellows

 

Since 2011, the Anzisha Prize has selected Fellows from across the continent who are doing amazing things in every sector. In these online profiles, you can see what they were up to when we found them, and read articles that track how they and their businesses or social ventures have evolved. This network of entrepreneurs is a key driver of future economic growth and shining example of the power of youth in Africa.

Laetitia Mukungu

Africa Rabbit Centre

Kenya, 2012

Laetitia Mukungu is the founder of the Africa Rabbit Centre, based in Kenya, a cooperative organization that raises and sells rabbits, their fur, and their waste products profitably in order to help local women pay for their childrens’ educational needs.

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Temitayo Olufuwa

Jobs in Nigeria

Nigeria, 2013

Temitayo Olufuwa, 21, is the creator of JobsinNigeria, a web-based system that allows users to search, find and apply for new jobs at the click of the mouse or on mobile devices, to reduce frictional unemployment in Nigeria

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Lindokuhle Mdluli

Eco-Eagle

Swaziland, 2012

Lindokuhle Mdluli is the founder of Eco-Eagle. His company produces high- yield organic produce on non-arable land, using hydrophonic and other low-cost methods, generating a 10X return on its initial investment.

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Mahmood Oyewo

RubiQube

Nigeria, 2012

Mahmood Oyewo is the founder of RubiQube, a cross-platform (iPhone, Android, Nokia, Windows Mobile) mobile applications platform for the Nigerian mobile phone market, with significant potential to expand to the worldwide market.

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Mohamed Aldesouky Ismail

Bara's Company

Egypt, 2012

Mohamed Aldesouky Ismail is the founder of Bara Co., which designs and manufactures scientific toys, aimed at primary and secondary school aged children, to promote increased experiential learning in Egypt.

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Mubarak Muyika

HypeCentury Technologies & Investments

Kenya, 2012

Mubarack Muyika is the founder of HypeCentury Technologies & Investments, a business which develops dynamic and affordable websites for local SMMEs in Kenya, helping them reach customers.

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Nadege Iradukunda

UYRD Biogas Digesters

Rwanda, 2012

Nadege Iradukunda is a founding member of the United Youth for Rwandan Development, an organization which spearheads the deployment of biogas solutions in schools, serving over 15,000 students in Rwanda.

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Naledi Mosweu

Guardian Angels Company

Botswana, 2012

Naledi Mosweu is the founder of Guardian Angels Co., an award-winning company that produces, markets, and sells a line of solid, alcohol-free perfumes for both men and women across Botswana, the African continent, and potentially worldwide.

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Yaw Duffour Awuah

Student Aid Plus

Ghana, 2012

Yaw Duffour Awuah is the founder of Student Aid Plus, a financial services company that offers financial literacy education and a savings and loan program to help students pay school fees and visit home to see their families.

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Adamma Umoefia

WeBuilt:Africa

Nigeria, 2011

Adamma Umeofia is the founder of WeBuilt: Africa, an organization that designs and constructs more functional and appealing market stalls for micro-entrepreneurs using recycled building materials throughout the African continent.

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Amr Sobhy

Zabatak

Egypt, 2011

Amr Sobhy is the founder of Zabatak, a program that aggregates crime reports from ordinary citizens across Cairo and maps criminal activity, to help both citizens and the authorities identify criminal hotspots in the city, making the city safer for all inhabitants.

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Antoinette Furaha

Women’s Micro Credit

Congo, 2011

Antoinette Furaha created a profitable sugar cane vending business in her refugee camp with an initial investment capital of $1, and also operates a micro credit facility, Women’s Micro Credit, enabling her community to grow their businesses.

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