Mohamed Sherif

Sherif Ice Flakes
Year Selected:
Age at selection:

Share this story:

Nicknamed “the philosopher” by his friends for his thoughtful nature, Mohamed has always had a penchant for deep reflection about the challenges and opportunities facing his community.

It’s his curious nature and sharp eye for observation that led him to identify a unique problem in his community : Living close to seaside in Libya, he noticed that the fishermen who went out to sea were incurring financial losses because their catch would spoil easily while they were out at sea and before they made it to market.

To solve this challenge, Mohamed decided to start creating and selling ice flakes in boxes that fisherman can use to refrigerate their catch while out at sea. This enables fishermen to maximize their time at sea and limit losses due to fish spoiling.

Following an enthusiastic response to the ice flakes from fishermen in his community, Mohamed is hoping to expand the business to several other coastal cities in Libya to help more fishermen avoid losing the essential income they need to survive.

No media articles found for this fellow.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Abubakar Sadick Fuseini

About Abubakar ​ Abubakar is a 22-year-old entrepreneur who is currently studying Technology in Procurement and Supply...

Délali Yawa Salvatoris Andrea Magnon

About Délali ​ Délali is a 21-year-old entrepreneur from Togo who currently attends the University of Lome and is a science...


Viola Kataike 

About Viola Viola is a 21-year-old entrepreneur from Jinja district, Uganda. She is currently studying industrial and...

Victoire Bakunzi

About Victoire  Victoire Bakunzi is a young entrepreneur from Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic...


Abdul Dumbuya

Concerned Generation Network is a social enterprise geared towards the sustainable production, and packaging of ginger into ginger consumables. The business model dedicates 25% of revenue generated from the sale of ginger powder to supporting community schools and educational projects.

Aseitu Olivia Kipo

Aseitu describes herself as a passionate and resilient emerging community developer and an agripreneur. Growing up in a rural community in Ghana, Aseitu witnessed the majority of people in her community malnourished. Consequently, she relentlessly sought ways of supporting the people of her community with healthy foods whilst creating employment. This led to the start of her entrepreneurial journey and the birth of Kobaa-Ok-Enterprises.

A partnership between