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There are some frontier markets in Africa that have only seen one entrepreneur apply for the Anzisha Prize – and we decided to highlight a few.
While in the past there have been a lot fewer women applicants for the Anzisha Prize than men, history also shows these young women can have a considerable social impact in their communities.
“When you have a good idea and that burning desire within to bring change, do not let anyone tell you that you can’t do it,” says Farai Munjoma.
“At first I was doing this just for my mom, but then I realised this could help other people like her in Cameroon, as well as Africa.”
Sirjeff Dennis was five when he witnessed a neighbour lose her seven-month old son to malnutrition, and it created a passion to fight hunger in his community.
“If we don’t stand up for the things that we are passionate about, then who will?”
Here is how Nigerian Blessing Kwomo (20) started her holistic healthcare company that tackles the cause of illness.
Fabrice Alomo is the Cameroonian entrepreneur behind an innovative business that aims to solve many of the challenges surrounding online shopping in his country.
‘Electricity supply is really important for the development of a country. Without electricity, New York or Johannesburg would just be villages.’