“Being a woman is an added advantage for you to be successful as an entrepreneur in Africa, because we are naturally strong and can endure hardworking tasks. The only thing you need to add is to be patient with your business as it takes 5 to 10 years to grow a brand. So to be successful one needs to be consistent with the idea and the business for it to grow; avoid procrastination; put God first in everything you do; and do not give up.”
- Patricia Majule is the founder of Unique Favors TZ , a Tanzanian company manufacturing unique gifts for party and corporate event planners. The idea for the business came after Patricia noticed that most people were importing paper supplies from abroad for the purpose of creating quality gift products instead of investing in machines to create production locally. Today, her manufacturing facility makes it possible for people to buy quality products, made in Tanzania, at lower prices, and supporting industrialization in Tanzania.