Is Africa witnessing a new breed of women entrepreneurs?

The old story of low-skilled women entrepreneurs in the informal sector may be about to be rewritten by a fresh wave of tech-savvy and well educated women entrepreneurs. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, GroFin would like to celebrate such women and their contribution to Africa’s growth story. If the past is any indication,

Oman goes techie with Ibn Amor Al-Maamary

Saif Amor Al-Maamary first came to GroFin in 2013 for a loan facility for his electronics trading business, Ibn Amor Al-Maamary Electronics (IAAE). At that time, Saif was looking at expanding IAAE’s operations to include manufacturing, which placed the business in a higher risk profile. GroFin believed in Saif and funded his foray into manufacturing,

The school with a difference: Zambesi Akademie, South Africa

Image: Founder Rita (centre) with her daughter-in-law and husband. Although gifted, Rina Coertze’s son struggled to read and write at school, showing signs of dyslexia. It was then that Rina decided to address this problem directly and started remedial school Zambesi Akademie in 2008 in Magalieskruin to help students like her son. Due to the