Anzisha Fellows

Alina Karimamusama

Youth Arize

Zambia, 2018

Alina is a young woman driven to solve the challenges of gender inequality and economic marginalization facing women in Zambia. Recognizing that a lack of…

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Amanda Jojo

The Trea Garden

South Africa, 2018

Building community and creating employment a cup of coffee at a time.

Born and raised in Johannesburg, Amanda Jojo is hard at working turning her lifelong love for coffee into a viable enterprise.

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Awah Ntseh

Farmer's Forte

Cameroon, 2018

Transforming unusual natural ingredients into market-leading beauty products.

Awah grew up in Douala, Cameroon, and has always been drawn to nature and farming. His first foray intro entrepreneurship was tomato farming. A few years ago, a colony of snails invaded and attacked his tomato crop, and a passerby remarked how she had used snail mucin (slime) to heal a skin problem she once had.

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Boluwatife Omotayo


Nigeria, 2018

Leveraging tech to link artisan repairers to lucrative opportunities

Having developed a keen interest in technology at the age of 16, Boluwatife is committed to using technology to create social impact.

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Farah Emara

Jidar Wall Art

Egypt, 2018

Livening up interior spaces with creative murals and wall art

Farah is an artist and student from Cairo with a deep desire to uplift the creative economy in Egypt. She is the founder of Jidar Wall Art, a non-profit collective that harnesses the power of art to transform interior spaces into works of art. The company recruits artists to paint customized murals and re-design interiors for various businesses.

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Joan Nalubega

Union-Ganics (Uganics)

Uganda, 2018

Championing a non-traditional product and business model to tackle Malaria

Growing up in an orphanage, Joan often found herself falling ill with Malaria, a disease that remains all too pervasive in her country of Uganda.

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Kevin Kibet


Kenya, 2018

Breaking new ground in cash crop farming

Despite being raised in the urban environment of Nairobi, Kevin has always been drawn to rural life. In 2015, Kevin decided to indulge his curiosity and explore entrepreneurial opportunities in the rural areas.

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Kisseka Samson

Hello Mushrooms U Ltd

Uganda, 2018

Empowering smallholder farmers though mushroom farming

Kisseka grew up engaging in peri-urban farming and Uganda and developed a love for agriculture early on.

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Kondwani Banda

The Mainstream Magazine

Zambia, 2018

Creating compelling digital content for African youth

Kondwani is a media and communications major at the University of Zambia. A natural born storyteller, Kondwani found her calling in the media and went on to found The Mainstream, a digital magazine that aims to tell authentic African stories. Since inception in 2016, the magazine has accrued a community of 500 registered subscribers and a social media following of 15,000 users.

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Melissa Bime


Cameroon, 2018

Delivering life saving blood in Cameroon

Melissa is a nursing graduate and the founder of INFIUSS, an online blood bank and digital supply chain platform. Melissa founded INFIUSS after her experience working in a hospital and witnessing too many patient deaths as a result of hospitals failing to source compatible blood for life-saving transfusions.

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Mohamed Sherif

Sherif Ice Flakes

Libya, 2018

Helping fishermen preserve their catch and their incomes

Nicknamed “the philosopher” by his friends for his thoughtful nature, Mohamed has always had a penchant for deep reflection about the challenges and opportunities facing his community.

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Mohamed El Idrysy

Health Solutions INC

Morocco, 2018

Providing high impact soft skills training for Moroccan health professionals.

Mohamed describes himself as a curious mind and a believer in bringing patient-centred healthcare to his community. In his analysis of the medical establishment in Morocco, Mohamed found that while medical professionals had the requisite technical medical knowledge, they often lacked soft skills needed to deliver a holistic and positive patient experience.

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