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.
Girls Power Micro Lending Organization
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.
Jatropha Soap Production
Domithila 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.
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.