Anzisha Effect

Read stories from the Anzisha Prize team and the ecosystem that supports and champions entrepreneurship of very young entrepreneurs across Africa.

Entrepreneur Stories

Three young African women whose ideas are making a difference

This year, there are also a number of strong women candidates for the Anzisha Prize who are defining their place in the world of social entrepreneurship. Here is a sample of them.

Four young African agri-preneurs seizing opportunities in farming

This year saw a record number of applicants involved in farming. While a panel of reviewers are still evaluating entries, here is a sample of some of the young applicants operating within the agriculture sector.

Cameroon’s Alain Nteff on meeting the Queen and helping five million moms

Africa's top young entrepreneur shares what it was like to meet the Queen and his plans for his social enterprise.

Green energy entrepreneur talks conquering fear and building a strong team

"The reason why I am an entrepreneur is because I believe that entrepreneurship is a problem solving tool that can spur social, economic and environmental change within out continent."

Young art entrepreneur on not giving up and making herself ‘useful’

"My parents would always say: 'Chi, your destiny is in your own hands – if you want to be somebody in life, make yourself useful.'"

The entrepreneur behind the schoolbag that transforms into a light at night

Repurpose Schoolbags is an innovation made from ‘upcycled’ plastic shopping bags with built-in solar technology.

Why a 15 year old decided to build bikes from bamboo in Ghana

“It’s so sad and so serious that a common toothpick in my country has to be imported from other countries,” said Winifred Selby.

Visa denied! How a broken dream triggered this young Kenyan entrepreneur

“Looking back, I’m happy my US visa was denied because it made me do something at home.”

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