There are thousands of incredible women business owners in Eastern Africa and elsewhere; each with a unique story.

Episode 18: Mary Kamanda – Kigelia Fresh Produce, Kenya

September 17, 2018

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. Her work in agricultural value chains is conducted under the company name Kigelia Fresh Produce.

Episode 16: Shirlene Nafula – Crystal River Products Ltd., Kenya

September 3, 2018

At just 21, Shirlene decided to start a business that manufactures beauty and cleaning products the day after her UK student visa application was denied. Four years later, Crystal River Products makes six bio-based products that meet the Kenya Bureau of Standards quality requirements.

Episode 11: Regina Nakayenga – Rena Beverage Solutions, Uganda

July 30, 2018

Formerly a university lecturer in entrepreneurship, Regina Nakayenga started Rena Beverage Solutions as her retirement plan when she turned 50. Rena produces highly nutritious beverages and powders from organically grown hibiscus flowers and seeds, palm seeds, okra and rosemary.


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