Hustlenomics: How Nhlanhla Ndlovu Provides Sustainable Housing in South African Townships

Meet Nhlanhla Ndlovu the founder of Hustlenomics, a for-profit impact driven social enterprise that’s dedicated to replacing informal backyard shacks in the South African townships with formal durable houses for low-income households.  So Nhlanhla himself grew up in a township having to share a living space with 12 other siblings and relatives. When he built his own shack…

Details

How Albert Diouf Helps Senegal’s Farmers Increase Their Income with Agri-Foodtech Startup AfrikaMart

In this episode, meet Albert Diouf, the founder of AfrikaMart, an Agri-Foodtech Startup in Senegal, that is working on efficient ways to aggregate and move local produce all the while ensuring a significantly higher payoff for the smallholder farmers, supplying fresh local quality products to supermarkets in urban areas and using an integrated supply chain system…

Details

How Fa Diallo Trains Women as Early Childhood Professionals with Institut Académique des Bébés

Meet Fa Diallo, the founder of Institut Académique des Bébés a social enterprise that trains mostly unemployed young women as early childhood professionals and helps them find jobs as caretakers for baby’s. Initially when coming back to Senegal from France, Fa had planned to start a business in Finance. However, when she had challenges finding…

Details

MACQUARIE MEDICAL CARE: How Armid Azadeh & Tosaline Auene Decentralize Healthcare in Namibia with Telemedicine

In this interview meet Armid Azadeh, the founder of MACQUARIE MEDICAL CARE and Tosaline Auene, Response Coordinator at MACQUARIE MEDICAL CARE, who speak about how they provide health for remote communities and lodges in Namibia through telemedicine and digital health innovation. It all started when Dr. Armid, after his return to Namibia around 2010 and 11 started to…

Details
Hakeem Jimo, co-founder VeggieVictory

How Hakeem Jimo & Bola Adeyanju started Nigeria’s First Plant-Based Food Tech Company Veggie Victory

Meet Hakeem Jimo, the co-founder of VeggieVictory, a Lagos based company that was the first to introduce vegan meat substitutes into the Nigerian market on a commercial scale.  Hakeem and his wife Bola Adeyanju started VeggieVictory as a vegan restaurant, after Hakeem, himself a vegan for many years, came back from a trip to Asia where…

Details

How Karima Grant Creates Changemakers and Systemic Change in Education with Kër ImagiNation & ImagiNation Afrika

Meet Karima Grant, the co-founder of Kër ImagiNation Playschools & founder of ImagiNation Afrika. Karima’s vision is a world where African children become changemakers to solve the problems of development. With Kër ImagiNation she and her team design, test and implement innovative educational programs and environments that integrate play-based learning, hands-on approaches, problem solving, as…

Details

How Amine Slimani launched Epicerie Verte, Morocco’s Premiere Marketplace for Organic and Natural Products

Meet Amine Slimani, the founder of Epicerie Verte, a marketplace specialized in organic and natural products, both food and cosmetics.  Before starting Epicerie Verte Amine was a management consultant. He did a big project for a major foundation in Morocco, a study on entrepreneurship in the country. Through the study he met around 600 entrepreneurs mostly…

Details

How Ropafadzo Musvaire & Bekithemba Ngulube help increase informal retailers’ margins with Kweza

In this interview meet Ropafadzo Musvaire & Bekithemba Ngulube, two co-founders of the Kweza founding team.  So Kweza is sort of a last mile logistics solution that is working with informal retailers in South Africa. The team noticed that the informal retailers, called spaza shops in South Africa, often pay a premium for their products. So…

Details
How Adama Kane creates access to Medicine through Health-focused Digital Payment Platform JokkoSanté

How Adama Kane creates access to Medicine through Health-focused Digital Payment Platform JokkoSanté

In this episode, meet Adama Kane, the founder of JokkoSanté, a social enterprise and health focussed digital payment platform, that allows people that don’t have money to buy medicine to get access to meds despite their limited financial resources. And it allows NGOs, government entities and private companies as well as individuals in the Diaspora, to…

Details

How Dieudonne Agudah gets low income urban households in Accra access to affordable bio digester toilets with WASHKing

Meet Dieudonne Kwame Agudah, the founder of WASHKing, a social enterprise working to supply bio-digester toilets to low-income urban households in Ghana with the aim of ending open defecation and at the same time focussing on giving employment to young people while equipping them with transferable skills.  In the interview Dieudonne speaks about:  What a bio-digester…

Details

How Alfred Mbinglo produces Biodegradable Sanitary Pads in rural Ghana with PRIDE Sanitary Pads

Meet Dr. Alfred Mbinglo, founder of the Research and Counselling Foundation for African Migrants, short RECFAM and the initiator of Pridepad, a social enterprise initiative producing organic biodegradable sanitary pads made from banana plantain fibre for rural schoolgirls and women who lack access to menstrual products in impoverished communities. But it is not that Pridepad is…

Details