Tanzania is emerging as a hub of African entrepreneurial success.
The East African country is often overshadowed by the continent’s other business power centers: Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.
But it has seven of the top 30 most promising entrepreneurs under the age of 35, according to Forbes.
Most of the top-ranked entrepreneurs have started social businesses, to tackle challenges like Tanzania’s poor energy service and agriculture-dependent economy.
OBRI Company, an agro-industrial company started by Brigitha Faustin, connects farmer cooperatives to retail markets.
SunSweet Solar is an off-grid and mini-grid solar venture started by George Mtemahanji.
Three of the seven Tanzanian entrepreneurs on the list are women.
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