Clever Girl Finance by Bola Sokunbi

Based on her experience saving over $100,000 in three and a half years after graduating from college and navigating through various financial mistakes and successes of her own in the years that followed, Bola started Clever Girl Finance in 2015 to provide women with the tools and resources she wished she had when she began […]

Understanding Women Micro and Small Business Entrepreneurs in Uganda

This report focuses on micro and small entrepreneurial activity among women in Uganda. We present and discuss findings that were adduced on the entrepreneurial environment, motivations, aspirations and challenges of women entrepreneurs. The report also shows that the younger women entrepreneurs had the highest number of startup and infant businesses while their older counterparts had […]

Female Entrepreneurs: the Future of the African Continent

Africa is the only region in the world where more women than men choose to become entrepreneurs, a phenomenon that is not the subject of adequate discussion. Expanding the opportunities for female entrepreneurs through policies that foster gender equality would have a tremendous impact on Africa’s growth. Simple and inexpensive solutions have been proven effective […]

Bulb Onion Production

The onion (Allium cepa L., from Latin cepa meaning “onion”), also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. The shallot is a botanical variety of the onion which was classified as a separate species until 2010. It is close relatives include garlic, scallion, leek, and chive. In this document you will learn how to grow onions profitably Click to download […]

Compendium of Investment & Business Opportunities Vol-2 (1)

This document presents business ideas that have been identified as most responsive to the priorities in the various sectors. They are presented as one page summaries to give an insight of the feasibility of their implementation. They also show the scale of investment, production or output volumes, values and profitability are provided as key information […]

Magatte Wade, founder of Tiossan (Senegal)

This born businesswoman has excelled in the promotion of natural African products in the food and cosmetics industry, mainly on the American market. At just 45, the Senegalese-born founder of Tiossan, an all-natural, artisan skin care brand inspired by the traditional Sufi healers of Senegal. At the heart of this growing global brand are the proud […]

Innovation & Female African Enterpreneurs

Almost one in four female African entrepreneurs (23.9%) have innovated, according to a study released by UNESCO this week. The study analyses the findings of a survey conducted jointly by UNESCO and the Africa Women’s Forum of 427 women entrepreneurs in ten African countries: Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ghana, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, […]

What it takes to be a young female entrepreneur in Africa

by Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong, Deputy Director of the Anzisha Prize programme; and Belinda Munemo is the Founder & CEO of Reekworth According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector. […]

Massogbè Touré Diabaté: Ivory Coast

Massogbè Touré Diabaté is a key figure when it comes to the cashew (cashew) sector in Côte d’Ivoire. By promoting the cashew tree, the boss of Sita SA has become a captain of industry who is taking up some of the most current challenges facing African countries: industrialization and the economic emancipation of women. Above all, […]