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.

Best Aiyorworth

Girls Power Micro Lending Organization

Uganda, 2013

Best Aiyorworth started the Girls’ Power Micro Lending Organisation, a micro lending business that gives businesswomen capital, enabling them to grow their businesses, support their daughters and ensure they get an education.

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Barclay Paul Okari

Safi Pads

Kenya, 2013

Barclay Paul Okari of Kenya is one of the co-founders of Safi-pads, which produces, markets, and sells inexpensive, reusable and washable sanitary towels for women and young girls in his country, enabling better school attendance.

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Domitila Silayo

Jatropha Soap Production

Tanzania, 2013

Domitila Silayo is the founder of Jathropa Soap production, which has helped thousands of Tanzanians fight skin problems like ringworm and dandruff, while turning a healthy profit and creating employment for others in her community.

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Kolawole Olajide


South Africa, 2013

Kolawole Olajide is the chief developer and co-founder of Funda, an online learning management system that brings together and organizes educational resources, improving lives of teachers, students and corporates in South Africa and beyond.

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David Morfaw

Poult-Vault Inc.

Cameroon, 2013

David Morfaw is the founder of the poultry business Poult-Vault Inc., a business which provides chicken and eggs to his community and gives the poultry waste produced to local farmers, who use it as manure for raising crops and other produce

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Neftaly Malatjie

Diepsloot Youth Projects

South Africa, 2013

Neftaly Malatjie started Diepsloot Youth Projects (DYP) to create progress in the poverty stricken Diepsloot area. DYP focuses on income generating programmes that enable young people to engage in business opportunities to better the community.

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Titus Mawano


Uganda, 2013

Titus Mawano is the founder and brains behind Ffene, a technology enabled business management platform for SMMEs in Africa who are struggling to stay organised and still use loose-leaf notebooks to keep records of clients and sales.

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Donald Bambara

Green Act

Senegal, 2013

Donald Bambara co-started Green Act, a project that separates trash from recyclables, processes the recyclables into plastic pellets, funds cleaning services on campuses, and educates young people on waste management practices.

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Andrew Mupuya


Uganda, 2012

Andrew Mupuya is the founder and CEO of YELI, a paper bag, envelope, and paper bag production company that produces custom solutions for local hospitals and vendors in Uganda. YELI employs 19 persons, the oldest of whom is 53 years old.

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Gonjetso Chinyama

Malawi, 2013

Gonjetso Chinyama is the founder of a creative digital agency called Twenty2Creative. With his passion for IT and design, he has built an internet real-estate search engine called Pakwathu, focused on Malawian real estate.

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David Mwendele

Let God Be You Foundation

Tanzania, 2012

David Mwendele is the founder and Executive Director of the Let God Be You Foundation, an initiative that trains youth to launch their own ventures in book manufacturing, baking, and photography, focused in Tanzania.

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Joie Laurent Sangwa

Domestic Biogas Use Promotion Project

Rwanda, 2013

Joie Laurent Sangwa works with a youth organization to install domestic biogas units for homes in her region. Biogas offers a cheap environmentally friendly alternative energy source.

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