The Anzisha Prize recently recognized young entrepreneurs in Africa working on exceptional and innovative initiatives to transform their communities. 12 entrepreneurs – all under 22 years – were shortlisted and flown to South Africa for the Award gala. The Anzisha Prize is part of the African Leadership Academy. The winners share $75,000 and are supported by ALA and partner organizations.
1. Nteff Alain, 22 (Cameroon)
Nteff was announced the overall winner of the 4th edition of Anzisha Priza taking home $25,000 (sh2.2 million). Nteff is the founder of Gifted Mom, an e-platform solution that helps pregnant women get pre-maternal information. Gifted Mom sends information through texts and follows up on expectant women. Gifted Mom has worked with 200 medical students and impacted 1200 pregnant women resulting in a 20 percent increase in antenatal attendance rate for pregnant women in rural communities.