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Biz Chats with Women Business Owners
8 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Alice Sanyu - Cross Border Trader Uganda
Alice is a member of the Busia Women Cross Border Traders Cooperative Society Ltd., #Uganda and Fruits Cluster Leader. Alice trades primarily in fruits (water melon, passion fruits and oranges) that she sources from all over Eastern Uganda and sells to traders from Kenya.
15 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Margaret Baraza - Cross Border Trader Uganda
Margaret is a member of the Busia Women Cross Border Traders Cooperative Society Ltd., #Uganda and Cereals Cluster Leader. She also chairs the Busia District Farmers Association. Margaret has been a farmer / trader for several years. She grows cassava for consumption in the home and maize for sale in neighboring Kenya.
11 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Mariam Babu - Cross Border Trader Uganda
Mariam chairs the Busia Women Cross Border Traders Cooperative Society Ltd., #Uganda. She is a member of the Eggs Cluster. She is a self-confessed reformed smuggler who changed her ways after her peers elected her to serve as their Chairperson.
9 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Edna Mudibo - Cross Border Trader Kenya
Edna Mudibo is a member of the Busia Cross Border Women Traders Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Ltd., Kenya. She is the cooperative’s Secretary and has been a cross border trader for almost 20 years, trading in cereal and making peanut butter.
12 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Grace Maloba - Cross Border Trader Kenya
Grace Maloba is a member of the Busia Cross Border Women Traders Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Ltd., Kenya (BCBWT SACCO). She is the Grocery Cluster Leader and has been a cross border trader for twelve years.
14 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Florence Otieno - Cross Border Trader Kenya
Florence chairs the Busia Cross Border Women Traders Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Ltd., Kenya (BCBWT SACCO). She trades in cereals, fruits, soap and environmentally friendly bags and imports goods from as far as South Africa.
34 minutes | Oct 15, 2018
Sylvia B Mwansa - SBM Investments Ltd Zambia
Driven by her passion to equip people to fulfill their dreams, Sylvia is a serial entrepreneur who is just about to complete her doctorate in business administration. She is CEO of SBM Investments and The Change Agency Initiative.
28 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
Kasazi Lotuno Nyendwa - Lotuno Enterprises Ltd. Zambia
Zambia’s fish processing pioneer Kasazi was inspired to start a fish processing company while listening to a presentation by a fish processor at a trade event in Uganda.
36 minutes | Oct 1, 2018
Lydiah Sibanda - Norwich Insurance Brokers Zambia
Lydiah calls herself a “premature entrepreneur.” Norwich Insurance Brokers emerged from the ashes of the collapsed Meridian Holding Group where she was CEO of Meridian Insurance Brokers.
30 minutes | Sep 24, 2018
Faith Kabende - Faye Designs Zambia
Fashion Designer Faith considered designing, making and selling clothes nothing but a weekend hobby, until it dawned on her that she was getting enough orders to start a business, and so she did.
28 minutes | Sep 17, 2018
Mary Kamanda - Kigelia Fresh Produce Kenya
When an attempt to become a horticultural farmer did not yield the desired results, Mary applied the lessons she learned from the experience to a new Apiculture venture.
33 minutes | Sep 10, 2018
Suzanne Njeri Kuria - Kamiti Fish and Integrated Farm Kenya
Suzanne is a well-respected fish farmer who learned everything she knows about fish farming on-the-job and by speaking to people engaged in the sub-sector. Her story demonstrates what one can achieve with sheer determination and drive.
28 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
Shirlene Nafula - Crystal River Products Kenya - Beauty & Cleaning Products
At just 21, the day after her UK student visa application was denied Shirlene decided to start a business that manufactures beauty and cleaning products . Four years later, Crystal River Products makes six bio-based products that meet the Kenya Bureau of Standards quality requirements.
29 minutes | Aug 27, 2018
Annette Ayamba - YourChoice Agro Processors Ltd. Uganda
When she returned from maternity leave, Annette’s lecturing position had been filled by someone else. Rather than seek employment, Annette started YourChoice to fill a market gap she had previously identified: a reliable supply of high quality millet flour.
29 minutes | Aug 20, 2018
Gloria Arinaitwe - AEN Uganda Ltd - Cereal Porridge
At 23 years old, while working as a Standards Inspector with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), Gloria Arinaitwe was inspired to start a bottled millet beverage company - AEN Uganda Ltd. Podcast and show notes: www.bizchatshub.com
31 minutes | Aug 13, 2018
Hilda Karamagi - Blue Edge Marketing Ltd. Uganda
Always an “intrapreneur” in the leading companies where she held key marketing positions, Hilda Karamagi finally branched out on her own by launching Blue Edge Marketing. The firm offers strategic marketing support to organizations that do not have an in-house marketing department. Download podcast and show notes: www.bizchatshub.com
29 minutes | Aug 6, 2018
Lovin Kobusingye - Kati Farms Ltd. Uganda - Fish Processing
Kati Farms emerged from Lovin’s pursuit of fish marketing options while she worked for a Ugandan fish farmers' cooperative. When her fish sausage idea proved a winner, it was time to leave employment. www.bizchatshub.com for podcast and show notes.
23 minutes | Jul 30, 2018
Regina Nakayenga - Rena Beverage Solutions Uganda
Regina Nakayenga started Rena Beverage Solutions as her retirement plan. Rena produces highly nutritious beverages and powders from organically grown hibiscus flowers and seeds, palm seeds, okra and rosemary.Podcast & show notes: www.bizchatshub.com
32 minutes | Jul 23, 2018
Fransisca Masika - Nature Responsible Safaris Tanzania
Fransisca is the Managing Director of Nature Responsible Safaris, a tour company specializing in responsible tourism and travel to eco-friendly lodges and camps. The company also links its customers directly to local community projects. Podcast and show notes: www.bizchatshub.com
16 minutes | Jul 16, 2018
Bilhah Maina - BIL Honey Enterprises Kenya
Bilhah, the owner and Managing Director of BIL Honey Enterprises works with over 100 women beekeepers in Baringo County, Kenya to produce unadulterated honey and honey by-products. www.bizchatshub.com for podcast and show notes
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