Adjo Asare is the CEO of Alfie Designs, based in Accra, Ghana. She uses manufacturing and ethical fashion as the way to create jobs and improve the livelihoods of women and girls in her community, and to show that Africa can produce to world-class standards.
Nigerian entrepreneur and medical doctor Charles Immanuel Akhimien is creating access to health care in some of Nigeria’s most underserved communities. He’s the co-founder of MOBicure, a digital health company.
Farming and production of cereal grains, such as sorghum, are important to the food security of communities in rural Mali and to women’s incomes. The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) invested in a women’s cooperative in the village of Wacoro, positively impacting the lives of the women and their families.
Naremiet Beach Management Unit formed in 2010, led by a group of local youth determined to foster sustainable fishing in Lake Turkana, Kenya. The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) began investing in Naremiet BMU in 2015 to help the group overcome their challenges.
The U.S. African Development Foundation is committed to helping women-led enterprises in Africa succeed. The recent accomplishments of Joint Energy and Environment Projects in Uganda demonstrate how USADF’s investments can empower women, help bring renewable energy to underserved communities in Africa, and benefit small businesses in the U.S. as well.
With grant funding from USADF, women farmers in Zambia transitioned to a crop that’s sustaining them through drought conditions and growing their incomes.
Representatives from the U.S. African Development Foundation participated in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), June 3-5 in The Hague, Netherlands. Created by the U.S. Government, GES is considered the preeminent annual gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and thought leaders from around the world.
The U.S. African Development Foundation brought nine entrepreneurs to Washington, D.C. and the University of Maryland for a week of workshops and Congressional meetings. The group is among the most impactful young men and women within USADF’s entrepreneurship portfolio, and they represent the agency’s continued support of the U.S. government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).