When our International Women’s Day Grant was announced, we received hundreds of applications from women-led businesses from these countries Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya and South Africa. We are grateful to everyone who took their time to apply for the grant, it was truly inspiring to see the amazing work these companies are doing in different sectors across tech, finance, fashion, and so much more. 

When we created the grant, our goal was to aid these businesses to penetrate and expand their market in Africa and globally. Our panel of judges screened each application thoroughly and selected the 6 businesses that best matched our criteria.   

So, without further ado, we are delighted to announce the 6 winners of our International Women’s Day Grant.

Congratulations to Craftify Limited, Adi+Bolga, Kweza Technologies, Max Hub, Intissar & Talent Match, Inc. 

They have received $1000 funding each to contribute towards expanding their business. Now, a little more about the businesses below : 


Craftify is a company that manufactures elegant, functional and affordable handmade craft pieces, like baskets, frames, desk organisers, lounge chairs, shelf and so on. 

You can check them out on Instagram: @craftify.com.ng , Twitter: @craftify.com.ng

Ghana: ADI + BOLGA

Adi + Bolga is A beauty tech company based out of Accra, focused on skincare. Through their technology they are diagnosing skin types, providing product recommendations, linking to dermatologists and aestheticians while enabling conversations on better skin care practices.  

They work with a network of partner dermatologists, aestheticians, derma spas, beauty technicians, skincare & beauty brands with their online community on Instagram @barethecommunity where they curate conversations on Skincare and Wellness.

You can check them out on Instagram: @barethecommunity website: www.adiandbolga.com

South Africa: Kweza Technologies 

Kweza brings the power of collective buying to Spaza shops so they can source stock conveniently, at the best prices and have it delivered to store within 24 hrs.

Learn more here: https://www.kweza.co.za 

Kenya: Max Hub

Max Hub is a cleaning service that provides healthy cleaning environment for its customers and employees. They have a wide range of services like –  home cleaning, office cleaning, laundry and so much more. 

Nigeria: Intissar

Intissar is a huge advocate of environmental sustainability who was recently featured on the BBC for the work her team at Ifrique Eco Solutions is doing to turn pure water and waste bags into interlocking tiles that can be used to build houses, roads, schools, and public toilets.

Rwanda: Talent Match 

Talent Match is a professional skills development program working to combat the increasing unemployment rate by upskilling the youth.

Learn more here: http://talentmatch.rw/ Twitter: @talentmatchinc Instagram: @talent_match

Published by Wendy

Head, Branding and Storytelling