Program Stories

Get to know the Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs and Social businesses from across Africa are participating across different programs. We're excited to showcase them below. 

Claire Reid (Ashoka Fellow)

Claire reimagines the value chain behind food production as being led by individuals and communities, enabling South Africans of all ages and backgrounds...
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Tracey Chambers (Ashoka Fellow)

Tracey is economically empowering the most marginalised unemployed mothers and fathers in township communities of South Africa.
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Susannah Farr (Ashoka Fellow)

Susannah is providing leadership and life skills education to young people in schools through a structured extra-curricular model...
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Megan Mukuria (Ashoka Fellow)

Megan founded Zana Africa to ensure that young girls are able to navigate with dignity their puberty years and accompanying challenges related to changes...
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Sylvia Banda (Ashoka Fellow)

Sylvia Banda is working to combat the low demand for locally-produced, traditional food in Zambia by creating entrepreneurial hubs that guarantee markets for these goods...
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Jonathan Mativo (Ashoka Fellow)

Jonathan realized that simple technology training can help individuals from rural populations not only find jobs, but also become self-employed by starting their entreprise...
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Joseph Nkandu (Ashoka Fellow)

Joseph founded NUCAFE, a social entrepreneurial farmer-owned organization that delivers high-end services to over 1.5 million smallholder coffee farmers...
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Dumisani Nyoni (Ashoka Fellow)

Dumisani has created an innovative and community-based model enabling smallholders to detain the ownership of their whole value chain.
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