Pioneering a home grown solution to wildlife conservation
Richard Turere hails from the pastoral Maasai community in Kenya. As a young boy, he was responsible for herding and caretaking his family’s herd of cattle. Because Richard’s family lives on the periphery of the unfenced Nairobi National Park, they often experienced lion attacks on their livestock, leading to devastating losses of livestock that they depend on for survival.
Connecting student tech developers to start up opportunities
Thando is a Computer Science student at the University of Cape Town.
An avid believer in the transformative power of technology, Thando is playing his part to link young people to opportunities where they can use their technological skills while catalyzing the growth of new businesses.
YIDA (Youth Initiative for Development in Africa)
Availing education opportunities to refugee children.
Vanessa is a Rwandan national who grew up in Kyaka refugee Camp in Uganda, where she moved to at the age of 9. Despite facing enormous economic challenges that meant her schooling was always interrupted, Vanessa’s tenacity earned her a scholarship to resume her studies in 2016.
Jessan Kumar Persand
Jessan Kumar Persand Crab Aquaculture
Jessan Kumar Persand had always dreamed of launching his own business, and it is by observing that there is a lack of fresh crabs on the local market that this young student of the University of Mauritius, identified a gap in the market and decided to make his dream come true and start his own company. Jessan Kumar Persand is the founder of Jessan Kumar Persand Crab Aquaculture, a mud crab farming business, that is…
At at just 20, Maemu Thiofhi Lambani has managed to defy all and start her own digital marketing agency. Her company, Fearless Trendz is a digital marketing agency whose aim is to transform local growing businesses into global brands. Fearless Trendz develops, creates and implements social media marketing strategies for businesses in and around the province. This entails making sure: That content calendars are ready each month, Clients understand what is happening in terms of insights (whether…
Angaza Africa Technologies
Gerald Matolo is the founder of Angaza Africa Technologies, a company that is revolutionising the use of safe and affordable sources of household and industrial energy through Briquettes. Briquettes are smokeless, odourless and burn longer than other fuels. Angaza Africa Technologies focuses on the fabrication of briquette-machines, construction of solid waste carbonization kilns and the processing of biomass briquettes. The company also promotes the re-use of locally available scrap metal bars and sheets in the making…
Moonga Chowe is the founder of Chilimba Savings, a company that seeks to provide financial security and peace of mind to traditional credit and savings groups in Zambia. A much needed service in the challenging financial times, facing Zambia. Groups of people subscribe to the mobile platform where you don’t need to worry about fraud or members leaving the group with all their money. There are over 400 000 groups that have subscribed to this…