Meet the 2019 Africa YES Cohort

We are excited to share with you the 2019 Africa YES entrepreneurs tackling challenges in education, health, youth unemployment, mental well being, fashion and agriculture.

Loreen MbulaFounder / South Eastern Asili
Feeding the future

Enabling small-scale farmers grow and produce more high-value crops increasing their income and guaranteeing future food security.

Craig OmoreFounder / Tambua
Verify, Get real

A mobile app focusing on consumer health safety by enabling users to verify whether medicinal drugs are genuine or not.

Kennedy AluochFounder / Tippy Tap Kenya
Hand washing for School Kids

A venture dedicated to creating solutions to water sanitation and hygiene in low-resource schools, helping prevent risks for infections in children

Hawa MohammedFounder / The African Food Trail
Authentic local experiences

A venture that provides authentic local cultural immersion experiences  through local food tours creating wealth for local communities

Roussoss OdhiamboFounder / Delicious Mushroom
One stop shop, all things mushrooms

A mushroom growing farm that uses innovation and research to grow mushrooms organically and help other farmers in the industry.

Nyambura KagweFounder / Kaishi Poly
Tacking Plastic Waste

Kaishi Poly creates sustainable livelihood for low income earners in the communities, by recycling of waste plastics and providing employment opportunities.

Towett NgetichFounder / Uthabiti Health
Building a healthy generation

Uthabiti is connecting communities to safe health products and leading the campaign against counterfeit, substandard and fake health products through block-chain technology

Evalyne NjugunaFounder / Anapendeza
Opportunities for all

Anapendeza is dedicated to providing job opportunities, work support services, and education  to youth with developmental disabilities, ensuring a more inclusive society

Shafi OsoreFounder / Yida Garments Koyonzo
Tailoring Training and Work Space

Yida Garments provides training workshops in tailoring, access to textile materials and work space for the unemployed youths in Koyonzo, enabling wealth creating through textile making.

Lornah MukasaFounder / Tunga Tunga
Authentic Africa Designs

A fast growing fashion, crafts and home decor and lifestyle brand that focuses on promoting locally designed authentic African fashion

Melvin MunaFounder / MelMax Farm Fresh
Sustainable Farming for Africa

Melmax Farm Fresh uses innovative sustainable farming technologies to transform arid and semi-arid areas into farming grounds improving lives of local communities.

Tracey ShiunduFounder / FunKE Science
Play and Learn

FunKe provides science sessions and kits that help children who want to advance their scientific skills by making practical learning solutions fun, affordable and accessible.

Bright ShitemiFounder / Mental 360

Mental 360 exists to promote mental health through raising awareness, providing safe spaces and holistic therapy solutions.

Elizabeth MinayoFounder / ImagineMe Kenya
Handwoven and African Embroidery

Imagine is a local fashion house that specializes  in hand-woven and African embroidery clothes design, that provides fashion lovers with the feel of African wear.

Martin KuriaFounder / Digitoto IT Solutions
Kids Computer Lab On Wheels

 Digitoto IT Solutions is a mobile computer lab that provides basic computer skills training to primary schools, enabling kids learn and innovate in the digital era.

Lydia IjakaaFounder / Ijakaa Designs
Ijakaa Wear / Walk the Talk

Ijakaa Designs is a venture that is impacting the society through fashion by specializing in women designs and wear.

Julius OtienoFounder / Reafric Social Enterprise
Customized, Eco-friendly Footwear

A social venture that specializes in customized, Eco-friendly and fashionable footwear for both local and global markets from recycled materials, handcrafted and sewn by local artists.

Clara NjeruLead / Shule Mtaani
Re-imagined Opportunities for the street children

Shule Mtaani caters for the needs of the street children by providing classes on school subjects, and other activities and enabling street children to start  ventures.

Christopher MwazigheFounder / Inua-biz Kenya
Re-imagining Capacity Development

Inua-biz Kenya is a social enterprise that focuses on developing capacity among the youth and women in informal sector across Taita Taveta, by providing training and funding.

Rossa MwanikiFounder / Digera
Cashless Payments for High Schools

Digera is a cashless payment system for high schools that helps students effortlessly make purchases and for parents to provide financial support to students.

Anthony MuthunguFounder / TotoSci Academy
A STEAM Subjects Academy

TotoSci Academy is a mobile school teaching Science, Technology, Engineering , Arts and Mathematics to children above the age of five.