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.
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.
Women’s Micro Credit
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.
The Dreamer Center
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.