Joy Ndungutse and Janet Nkubana co-founded Gahaya Links Cooperatives shortly after the Rwandan genocide ended in 1994 with a vision to “empower rural communities to become entrepreneurs and earn better incomes to live with dignity among their communities.” Many of the women, like Janet and Joy themselves, were returning refugees or survivors of the genocide. The women started weaving baskets in exchange for food. Initially bringing together about twenty women, the sisters taught them how to weave and how to enhance their weaving skills with new design techniques.Read More
As part of LoA’s continuing focus on 'Women in Tech', we took time out of the busy schedule of successful Kenyan techpreneur, Dorcas Muthoni, to chat about her own entrepreneurial journey and the building of her impressive company, Open World.Read More
LoA recently had the opportunity to sit down with Stafford and hear his views on the need for inventive entrepreneurs.
- Stafford Masie is a technology entrepreneur who is most famous for establishing Google’s South African presence. Stafford is a self-confessed serial entrepreneur and is currently involved in several leading edge technology start-ups.Read More
LoA had the opportunity to speak with Rowan on a recent trip to South Africa. He shared his thoughts on the importance of business innovation and entrepreneurship.
- Rowan Gibson is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on business innovation. The media have labeled him “Mr. Innovation”Read More