USADF and USAID Team up to Invest in Young African Social Entrepreneurs
Eight young African social entrepreneurs received a total of $200,000 in grant funding from the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Each of the grant recipients, all of whom are 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni, will receive $25,000 to develop and grow their business enterprises and create positive changes in six sub-Saharan African countries. The goal of the grant is to provide capital to enable investments in promising enterprises and civil society initiatives and to foster opportunity and development in Africa. The selected recipients’ companies include sectors such as agribusiness, textiles, information communications and technology (ICT), and education.
Learn more about the eight selected 2021 Fellowship Alumni below:
- Courage Agbonlahor, 2021 Fellowship Alumnus, Nigeria
- Ifeanyi Chikeluba, 2021 Fellowship Alumnus, Nigeria
- Nancy Iraba, 2021 Fellowship Alumna, Tanzania
- Angella Kyomugisha, 2021 Fellowship Alumna, Uganda
- Zuko Mandlakazi, 2021 Fellowship Alumnus, South Africa
- Nkosana Butholenkosi Masuku, 2021 Fellowship Alumnus, Zimbabwe
- Henry Othieno, 2021 Fellowship Alumnus, Uganda
- Kulukaya Sadiki, 2021 Fellowship Alumna, Malawi