Nasreen Ali Mohamed

2018 Fellow from Kenya

Nasreen Ali Mohamed is cofounder and chief financial officer at Cherehani Africa, a social enterprise that leverages mobile technology to provide financial education and credit to women and adolescent girls who own microenterprises. Cherehani Africa serves more than 9,000 women microentrepreneurs, with a specific focus on rural and remote areas. Recently, Nasreen founded Afrikapu, a social enterprise that works with women, youth, and people with disabilities in the handicraft sector in rural Africa. By providing entrepreneur development tools, mentorship programs, community platforms, information resources, and market links, Afrikapu helps these artists share their creations with the rest of the world in a structured, profitable, and sustainable way. Nasreen also founded Market Benchmark, a marketing and events management company based in Nairobi that has a strong reputation for creating and professionally managing innovative and impactful marketing solutions and events. Nasreen holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an advanced diploma in Business and Law. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Innovation, Leadership, and Management. A 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow, Nasreen has a mission to give disadvantaged women a voice through business growth and to help them become ambassadors of advocacy issues affecting women, youth, and their communities.

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