Last month CAMFED Ghana provided 60 young women entrepreneurs with start-up kits, specialist equipment, and training, to enable them to launch or grow their businesses in 2021. As global events continue to impact economies in Africa and around the world, business ventures provide a means for school graduates to support themselves, their families, and communities by creating jobs and prosperity.
Young women entrepreneurs in the spotlight on Citi TV Ghana
Citi TV — one of Ghana’s leading television channels — is shining a spotlight on young women entrepreneurs through a series of interviews on its popular Breakfast Daily show.
Catch up on the broadcasts with CAMFED Association members as they share their experience of entrepreneurship: their challenges, successes, and hopes for the future.
Stay tuned during 2022 to see more young women’s expertise showcased on Citi TV.
Caroline and Priscilla
CAMFED Association agripreneurs Caroline Domonaa-Ngmen Dari and Priscilla Akoto-Bamfo share how they are supporting other young women in their communities through their own thriving businesses. Through CAMFED, Caroline received skills training in beekeeping and entrepreneurship, now she mentors other young women so that they can establish their own farms. Priscilla also understands “the power of paying forward,” as she uses her experiences of navigating the male-dominated rice industry to mentor other young women entrepreneurs.Watch the interview on YouTube
Mabruka and Olivia
CAMFED Association agripreneurs Mabruka Hamza Mogtari and Olivia Kipo share how they navigated challenges on the path to business success, and the satisfaction of plowing back into their communities. Olivia is helping combat malnutrition in her community by making vegetables more accessible, and Mabruka has provided her local secondary school with 3 desktop computers to enable to students gain vital ICT skills. Both young women employ many others from their communities and encourage other young women to train in agriculture.Watch the interview on YouTube
Charlotte and Cindy
Sustainable businesswomen Charlotte Ofobiri (interior designer) and Cindy Ateng (agriculture entrepreneur) explain how through their businesses, they are supporting others to thrive in their communities. Charlotte has trained six other employees in interior design and fabrication of furniture made from recycled car tyres, and Cindy is using the proceeds of her greenhouse farming business to support three girls in her community with school supplies and mentoring.Watch the interview on YouTube
Jennifer and Pearl
Jennifer Naa Bampoe and Pearl Nikki Quarmyne explain CAMFED’s scalable and sustainable model, spearheaded by thousands of young women like them in the CAMFED Association. Change leaders in this network train as Learner Guides, Transition Guides, and more, to ensure the next generation of girls can learn and thrive.Watch the interview on Citi TV's Facebook page
Dorcas and Leticia
Dorcas Asige Apoore, basket weaving entrepreneur, and Leticia Amo, welder and artist, explain how through their businesses, they are providing skills and employment for other women in their communities. Both are defying gender stereotypes – Dorcas as the CEO of an enterprise fulfilling worldwide orders, and Leticia as a female pioneer in a male-dominated vocation.Watch the interview on Citi TV's Facebook page
Amina and Dorcas
Food entrepreneurs Amina Mutawakil and Dorcas Babet Kwofie share their experiences of running their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the interview they discuss how being Mastercard Foundation Scholars at CAMFED Ghana helped them overcome challenges to their studies as well as supporting their development as leaders and mentors.Watch the interview on Citi TV's Facebook page
Mavis and Martha
Mavis Aboko and Martha Fanny Gaisie share their experience of entrepreneurship, its benefits to them as individuals, as well as its positive impact on their wider communities. Both young women are CAMFED Association members and agriculture entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds who were supported through university by CAMFED and the Mastercard Foundation, before setting up their businesses.Watch the interview on Citi TV's Facebook page
I run a business making metal gates, balustrades, window grills, and decorative sculptures. I am training up an apprentice to help me to fulfil my customer orders as the business grows. Through CAMFED, I had the opportunity to speak about my work and my entrepreneurship journey on national television.
Pearl is a voracious changemaker in her community, and, with her fellow CAMFED Association members, a powerful force for change across Ghana and Africa. Together, they galvanize traditional leaders, school leaders and families to address poverty and gender inequality, and make transformative impact.