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.

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


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


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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Denise Mulenga

Den-Shé Urban Wear

Zambia, 2011

Denise Mulenga is the chief fashion designer and founder of DenShé Urban Wear, a fashion design company that produces colourful urban clothing for young women in Lusaka, mixing African and Western designs and delighting customers.

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George Bakka

Angels Finance Cooperation

Uganda, 2011

George Bakka is the founder of the business incubator Angels Finance Cooperation (AFC), which provides a supportive environment for young people to develop entrepreneurial ventures to bring themselves and their families out of poverty.

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Fredrick Swai

The Dreamer Center

Tanzania, 2011

Fredrick Swai is the founder of The Dreamer Center, an organization that offers local computing and office services such as printing and book binding, as well as youth enrichment programs to help build applicable future job skills, such as computer training.

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Ludwick Marishane

Headboy Industries

South Africa, 2011

Ludwick Phofane Marishane is the founder of HeadBoy Industries, which developed and owns the patent for DryBath, the world’s first bath-substituting lotion, focused on serving the African continent.

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