Lionesses of Africa is celebrating Africa’s women social entrepreneurs this January. During this month we will feature the continent's leading social-preneurs and bring you the latest news on the rise of social enterprises that are focused on making Africa a better place.
At Lionesses of Africa, we have been so inspired by the stories of the incredible women social entrepreneurs who are making a real difference to the lives of others across the African continent. These women all share something in common – a passionate and unwavering belief that through their innovative business approaches, they can make change happen for the better. Whether the challenge is to find a sustainable solution to the problem of trash clogging up the streets in the communities of Nigeria (WeCyclers); or finding an innovative way of unlocking the potential of children in Ghana (Devio Arts Center; or addressing the quadruple problems of climate change, poverty, unemployment and rural-urban migration amongst youth in Ghana (Afrocentric Bamboo and the Ghana Bamboo Bike Initiative); or an innovative solution to the problem of invasive aquatic weeds taking over the waterways of Nigeria (Mitimeth). These African women social entrepreneurs are practically demonstrating that they have a key role to play in a part of the world still characterized by severe socio-economic problems. We love what these and so many other African women social entrepreneurs are doing and, as a result, we are dedicating the month of January as Social Entrepreneurship Month, and to telling their stories and sharing their vision for a better world.
Around the African continent, women social entrepreneurs are leading a new and vibrant charge in helping to find innovative and lasting solutions to many of the challenges which exist today. Where others see insurmountable problems, these inspirational and smart social entrepreneurs see only possibility and potential. They are the catalysts for innovative solutions to be created to address these challenges and to bring about new ways of thinking to solve the many social crises impacting Africa. Their practical response is to build strong and sustainable companies and organizations which bring to the table a host of new inventions, groundbreaking technologies or radical new approaches to solving a host of social problems on the continent.
So, why not share your social entrepreneurship story, or tell us about a social entrepreneurship venture which has inspired you and we will feature it as part of this month’s key focus at Lionesses of Africa.