Why Entrepreneurship?

To meet the MDG’s African economies need to grow at a rate of 7% per annum. Current rates of growth are just over 5%. NEPAD, the UN, business and government leaders across Africa now recognise that the additional jobs, sustainable livelihoods and economic growth can only be created and driven by young and dynamic African entrepreneurs.

Sukuma Afrika works with young entrepreneurs who realize that growing their business and creating jobs is making a valuable contribution to NEPAD and the attainment of the MDG’s.

Africa counts some of those great examples. Get inspired and be the next one!

In 2006, Zablon Karingi Muthaka, a young Kenyan entrepreneur won the title of Youth Business International Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 at the YBI Global Conference in Hong Kong for setting up Beta Bins Waste Management, a domestic waste collection company. The living conditions in the community immediately improved as a result of Beta Bins’ service.

Xavier Chulu, an entrepreneur from Zambia was one of the 16 winners of the 2006 BiD Challenge competition with his business plan to set up a profitable yoghurt production and sales company which economically empower the women from Shimabala (Zambia).

Magali Bongrand, one of the founders of Sukuma Afrika, currently develops a business plan to improve access to school for children in remote villages. Her ambition is to roll out a high growth business and target an IPO within 5 to 7 years.

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Why Entrepreneurship?