A total of 10 outstanding social impact fellows have each been awarded $5,000 in seed funding, courtesy of the Sahara Group Foundation.
These game-changing enterprises whose creative solutions are transforming sustainable development across the African continent include:
Paul Nnaluo (Founder, Gas Monkey, Nigeria); Kehinde Fashola (Founder, Fizzle Power Tech Limited, Nigeria); Muideen Adegoke (Founder, DigitAgric Integrated Limited, Nigeria).
Other regional beneficiaries are: Andrew Mpashi (Co-Founder, Twalima Agro Solutions Limited, Zambia); Philipo Kitungano (Founder, Kigoma Eco-cultural Tourism Enterprise, Tanzania); Ainomugisha Shifra (Founding Director, SOLAFAM, Uganda); Joyce Rugano (Founder, EcoRich Solutions, Kenya); Muofhe Ratshikombo (CEO, Oumie’s Grandè, South Africa); Timothy Munthali (Founder, Tawonga Cooking Oil Processing Enterprise, Malawi); Jolis Nduwimana (Executive Director, WEGE Company, Burundi).
In its third year, the Sahara Impact Fund Fellowship programme welcomed an initial total of 20 Fellows from various African countries who participated in a rigorous six-month fellowship.
Sahara Group Foundation is the corporate social sustainability vehicle for Sahara Group. Under its Sahara Impact Fund (SIF) Fellowship program (a social initiative in partnership with LEAP Africa and Impact Amplifier), its vision is to empower young African social innovators whose enterprises are dedicated to improving access to clean energy and sustainable environments across the continent.