Zimbabwe Peanut Butter Boss: Getting into Supermarkets Was the Biggest Battle
2016 Fellowship Alumna Nobukhosi Ndlovu of Zimbabwe launched Nutrie Foods in July 2013 while working as an HR consultant. She always dreamed of commercializing the production of the peanut butter her mom had made at home in the rural community of Zhombe.
Today, the company manufactures peanut butter, mixed fruit jam and marmalade, and other products, which are sold in various supermarkets and smaller local stores in the country.
A breakthrough for the growth of her business was being selected as a Mandela Washington Fellow in 2016. While in the United States, she had the opportunity to present her business plan in a competition and won a $25,000 grant.
Learn more about the growth and success of her business in this article from The Zimbabwean.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. The views expressed in this piece are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Government.