The entrepreneurs below successfully completed the Einstein Rising business accelerator program and are now running healthy businesses that help their communities, their environments and themselves.
Agali Awamu Waste to Wealth Briquettes – Luwero, Uganda
Clean energy at a cheap price.
Agali Awamu produces briquettes from combustible biomass. The project has reduced waste from the environment and has provided a great alternative to charcoal users thereby reducing air pollution and deforestation. They also empower single women in the community through training them on how to make briquettes.
Nelly Elisha Mukiibi
Beruj Catering – Kampala, Uganda
Home with every bite.
Beruj offers customers vegetarian catering and advice on healthy diets. They also provide information on animal welfare.
Jomasa Project – Ntungamo and Wakiso, Uganda
The Jomasa project is a dual-platform company that saves over 2,000 trees from being used for fires every month. Jomasa grows coffee and eucalyptus tree seed beds. The coffee husks that are left over after harvesting the coffee eventually fuel the company’s brick-making project. This project protects the environment while supporting the agro-industry and construction economy in the community.
John Paul Sseguya
JP Liquid Soap – Kyengera, Uganda
Quality is our promise.
All JP Liquid Soap products are packed in discarded plastic bottles from the community. One aspect of his company is to train youth how to make liquid soap.
Ningoma Africa – Kampala, Uganda
Music with a purpose.
Ningoma Africa gives at-risk youth a safe platform to express themselves musically. All Ningoma Africa events incorporate some kind of awareness-raising about conservation.
Chicks for Chicks/Tusobola Project – Kaliro, Uganda
Uplifting the lives of underprivileged women through sustainable agricultural practice.
Tusobola empowers single mother households to create better lives for themselves and their children through sustainable agricultural practices and provision of chicken loans. Tusobola also provides free animal vaccinations and trainings on better animal welfare. In addition, Tusobola also buys the chickens back from the community which creates a reliable market for the farmers.
Dennis and Rebecca Onen
CineLab Akademie Initiative – Mpererwe, Uganda
An all-inclusive skills resource center for film productions and training.
CineLab Akademie Initiative (CLAI) raises and promotes talent in the arts through filmmaking, television production and photography. They seek to engage youths through production of meaningful audio-visual content. Their vision is to become a fully established resource centre for film production, photography, training and research. Through their work, they spread information about the need to conserve the environment, good water and sanitation and issues around climate change. They have reached and empowered youth with disabilities, refugees, girls and ex-warrior youth.
ZECC Project/Pine Group Limited – Kakiri, Uganda
Keeping it fresh every day.
Peter’s business sells Zero Energy cooling chambers (ZECC) to farmers so they can keep their produce fresher for longer. This improves their household nutrition and allows them to store their goods until they are ready to sell them. The ZECC is an evaporative cooler that uses locally available materials such as bricks, sand, bamboo and water. This business benefits over 80 farmers every quarter year with a goal of benefitting 100,000 people over 5 years.
Initiative for Saving Health & Environment – Bwindi, Uganda
Save life and the environment at once.
ISHE promotes human health concerns and environmental conservation, particularly for the mountain gorillas, by building and selling fuel efficient stoves.